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Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Blanc.

Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Bordeaux, France

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Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Blanc.

The Sauvignon Blanc in this blend gives a rich and fragrant nose. Rich, round and full flavoured with a long, dry finish. A white wine crafted by passion.

Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Grapes
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2017
ABV
12.5
Code
10315
Style
White
Certificate
Intensity Light bodied Full bodied
Acidity Low High
Style Dry Sweet
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.

Chateau Thieuley

The name « Thieule » comes from the ancient French word ‘tioule’, a tile factory that used the local clay, the key component of the great Bordeaux vineyards. Our soils are a mix of clay and gravel. In Clos Sainte Anne, the quality of the terroir lies in the combination of a southerly exposure of the slopes with the deep gravel soils on the top of a fine clay and calcareous subsoil. All these factors help the grapes to reach perfect maturation, especially Merlot.

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