17/01/2015 – Chateau Le Bernet, Graves Blanc 2013

Chateau Le Bernet, Graves Blanc 2013, France
Bordeaux may be best known for its great red wines, but in fact the region produces just as much white and one of the best appellations for white wines is Graves, south of the city of Bordeaux. This is a typical Graves blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and a touch of Muscadelle. It has a really inviting nose, with some of the Sauvignon Blanc grassy punch and tropicality, but waxy, lemon and grapefruit peel tang too. In the mouth it is fully, vibrantly fruity, filling the mouth with those zesty citrus flavours, but a touch of peachy ripeness too. Good weight and texture, a touch of mineral salts to the dry, fresh acidity, all add up to a wine that’s excellent to sip on its own, but which has broad food-matching credentials too – watch the video for full information and food matching suggestions. 9.00, Sainsbury’s, but down to 6.75 at sainsburys.co.uk and in some stores until 20th January 2015.