Chateau Des Eyssards.

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Bergerac Sec
by Pascal Cuisset
Chateau Des Eyssards.

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Made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon matured `sur lie`, this dry white Bergerac white wine is full and fruity. It retains a crisp, zingy acidity with hints of pineapple and gooseberry and fantastic weight on the palate.

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Bergerac Sec
by Pascal Cuisset

RRP: €13.55

Price: €12.55

Made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon matured `sur lie`, this dry white Bergerac white wine is full and fruity. It retains a crisp, zingy acidity with hints of pineapple and gooseberry and fantastic weight on the palate.

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country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
abv:
13
style:
White
code:
10603
enjoy with:
Baked Goats Cheese With Pesto, Crab Claws In Garlic Butter, Oriental Chicken Stir-Fry
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
abv:
13
style:
White
code:
10603
enjoy with:
Baked Goats Cheese With Pesto, Crab Claws In Garlic Butter, Oriental Chicken Stir-Fry

Wine Makers

Chateau Des Eyssards. by Pascal Cuisset

Pascal Cuisset cuts a prominent figure in the vineyards close to Le Monastier in Bergerac. He is a chest-out, broad-shouldered, hulk of a man and if you’re lucky enough to meet him we’d advise caution when reaches out to shake your hand.

 

He is the textbook gentle giant though and his three passions are winemaking, the tuba and rugby. His relaxed manner belies the passion he has for his Bergerac appellation which he feels has untapped potential great wines to be produced. It was traditionally seen as the ugly sister to Bordeaux’s Cinderella and being a neighbour of the world’s most powerful wine region has not made things easy for Bergerac winemakers.

 

But this is precisely why we looked for great winemakers like Pascal here. The fact is that wines can be produced that are the equal of most in Bordeaux (and better than many that are just happy to trade on Bordeaux’s prestige) at a fraction of the cost.

 

Pascal’s creations epitomise this. As the leader of and tuba player with the local brass band you would expect his wines to be exuberant and they certainly don’t disappoint. His reds in particular are vivid expressions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with aromas that jump from the glass. His whites, meanwhile, are wonderfully expressive blends of Sauvignon Blanc in the Bordeaux style.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Bergerac, lying just outside the confines of Bordeaux, can offer some great value wines. The whites in particular are worth looking out for. Based on the Sauvignon grape, as used in Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, the best are fresh, aromatic and crisp. The Chateau des Eyssards is a perfect example, with floral grassy aromas, light green fruits on a racy but stylish centre-palate, finishing dry. Great by itself or with lighter fish and seafood. As an everyday wine I don't see how you can do any better." John Wilson's Pick, Irish Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Tribune , 16/05/2014
By Tom Doorley
Outstanding , 19/03/2014
By Paul Kiernan - Wine Blogger
"Succulent, restrained Semillon/Sauvignon blend from close to Bordeaux. Light apple and herb flavours."
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South West France in France

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