Château Marjosse Gran Vin de Bordeaux 2020

Pale gold color; peach, green apple, grapefruit, pineapple-gooseberry, lemon-lime, pear, white flowers on the nose and palate.

Château Marjosse Gran Vin de Bordeaux 2020

Dry; smooth to no tannins; good acidity and plenty of perky tartness. Mouthwatering, bright fruits—blend of 37% sauvignon blanc, 33% sémillon, 27% sauvignon gris, 3% muscadelle. Medium-plus body. Inviting, smooth, and delicious on the initial attack, it takes on intriguing tartness and touch of bitterness on the lengthy finish. 13% ABV

Château Marjosse is an historical vineyard owned and managed by Pierre Lurton, propriétaire & vigneron. It is located in Entre-Deux-Mers in Bordeaux, near Saint-Émilion. It is noted for its excellent red blends and for this outstanding white blend. In addition to this effort, Lurton is best known as the managing director of two First Growth Bordeaux estates: Château Chevel Blanc in Saint-Émilion and the famed Premier Cru Supérieur Château d’Yquem. Lurton’s skill shines here.

Château Majosse dates from 1782 when it was built by Deleuze family. The Deleuze family acquired the property and in 1990 sold it to Lurton. Lurton gained sole owner in 2013 and expanded it to 175 acres of vines. The vineyards are biodynamically grown. The estate follows principles established by the Association of Natural Wines and the Association of Wines Without Any Added Inputs or Sulphites.

Lurton is meticulous winemaker. Grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, hand-sorted, gently pressed, and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel. The wine ages on the lees in concrete vats and large oak barrels for several months to enhance complexity.

Château Marjosse Gran Vin de Bordeaux 2020 is a superb white Bordeaux blend at a superb price. Very tasty fruits with good acidity and stimulating tartness on the long finish. Product of a high quality vineyard and a renowned, First Growth winemaker. Balanced, vibrant, harmonious with depth and complexity. A compelling wine at twice the price. Pair with shellfish, seafood, crab, lobster; sushi and sashimi; chicken; veal; charcuterie board; salads; vegetarian fare. Cheese—sharp, semi-hard cheeses; goat cheeses; cheddar, gouda, havarti, monterey jack, colby jack, parmesan, swiss, feta, gruyere. $14

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