Le Petit Courselle 'Les Copines'
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay
The blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Chardonnay brings inviting aromas of anise and flowers, followed by with citrus and exotic fruit flavours - wonderfully uncomplicated and enjoyable wine. Le Petit Courselle Blanc would complement shellfish and oysters in particular. Sushi would also be a fantastic match, as would a firmer bloomy rinded cheese (like Saint-Nectaire) and goats cheeses.
- Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay
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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.
"This is from the Gironde but contains a portion of Chardonnay for richness so can’t be called Bordeaux. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas, creamy and soft on the palate, with some apple freshness and textured balanced crispness. The bright juicy red version contains some Syrah and is also recommended."
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 t