Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Francis Courselle.

Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Bordeaux A/C
by Marie and Sylvie Courselle
Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Francis Courselle.

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Plumes of piquant and punchy herbs and green fruit strike the senses once this acclaimed Bordeaux Blanc is uncorked. A wonderfully zesty white wine blend with electric citrus fruits.

Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Bordeaux A/C
by Marie and Sylvie Courselle

RRP: €23.50

Price: €21.15

Plumes of piquant and punchy herbs and green fruit strike the senses once this acclaimed Bordeaux Blanc is uncorked. A wonderfully zesty white wine blend with electric citrus fruits.

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10022
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Spicy Food, Light Fish & Shellfish, Hearty Roots
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:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10022
enjoy with:
Chicken, Pork & Poultry, Spicy Food, Light Fish & Shellfish, Hearty Roots

Wine Makers

Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Francis Courselle. by Marie and Sylvie Courselle

Château Thieuley is located close to the village La Sauve Majeure in the middle of Entre-deux-Mers. Francis Courselle is the man who has made this estate famous. He took over as winemaker from his father André in 1972. André had bought the chateau in the 1940s. Francis taught oenology at the University of Bordeaux and has established himself as an expert in white wines.

 

His Cuvee Francis Courselle is easily a rival for some of the great white wines of Burgundy. However, the local wine industry though he was crazy to make a white Bordeaux in this style, using oak barrels and producing a wine with great aging potential.

 

He was one of the people who have fought hardest to reestablish the good reputation of white Bordeaux wine – and he has succeeded well. Now the Domaine is mainly run by his two daughters, Sylvie and Marie, both trained oenologists.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"True to his ability to visit an established wine region and come away with a bargain that could thumb its nose at nominally more prestigious wines, the late Paddy Keogh discovered Chateau Thieuley in Bordeaux's Entre-Deux-Mers when all that region was known for was watery wines of dubious charm. Not this blend of Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. The latter lends a smooth texture that is beautifully counterpointed by the former's green fruit perk." Raymond Blake, Food and Wine Magazine

"As good as many a fine white Burgundy and a lot cheaper" Tom Doorley, tomdoorley.com

"Dry white Bordeaux improves each vintage and new winemakers such as Francis Courselle's daughters Sylvie and Marie are well aware of its winning style. I'd much rather have this zesty, greengage-charged, dry wine as a festive apéritif, or great smoked salmon or seafood partner, than a boring, needlessly expensive Chablis or Poully Fumé" Jane Macquitty's 1 Best Winter Wines, The Times

"Gorgeous, rich and ripe luscious fruit aromas waft from the glass with almost New World brashness. More restraint is shown on the palate; almost delicate with a charge of nervy acidity electrified by citrus fruits. A sensual wine that delivers on length." The Dubliner, Top Ten Dry White Bordeaux in Ireland.

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