The 2016 vintage of our delicious dry Semillon with a little Sauvignon from old vines. €9 per bottle.
Back label: ’Les Trois Hectares is a single, seven acre block of old Sémillon vines which were planted in 1947, along with some Sauvignon Blanc (about 20%) in the same field. Dry, aromatic and great with food - or simply on its own.’ 12% alc.
The grapes for Trois Hectares blanc come from a three hectare block (seven acres or so) of old vines. The wine is a blend of 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, although this is a rough figure because it’s what we euphemistically call a ’field blend’: when the vines were planted in 1947, there wasn’t quite the precision about what went into the ground as there is nowadays. Most vines are Sémillon but about a fifth are Sauvignon Blanc (and a handful of unidentifiable, random old things, truth be told). The wine comes from this parcel uniquely, and a small percentage is fermented in oak barrels with the majority in stainless steel. The result is a dry, gently fruity and aromatic white wine.
'Inexpensive white Bordeaux that over-delivers handsomely for the price.' That’s how Master of Wine Richard Hemming described the 2014 on JancisRobinson.com and we think the 2016 (and indeed the 2015) is a better wine.
Volume discounts are applied automatically online as you add wines to your trolley, so your unit prices fall the more cases you add.
Our launch offer for collecting from France, Feb & March 2019:
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