Carbonnieux

Pessac-Leognan Blanc

2021
Pessac-Léognan
Bordeaux
France
Say It
Kar-bo-NYUH Peh-SA Lay-on-YONG BLANG
Varietals
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
$57
Flavors
Lemon Lemon
White Flowers White Flowers
Mineral Mineral
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COLOR
Green Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13%
GRAPE(S)
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
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Why this wine made the cut…
White Bordeaux goodness at a fair price.
Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sauvignon Blanc
So-vee-NYON BLON
Sauvignon Blanc is grown throughout the world, and can have a wide range of aromas and flavors that vary depending on the terroir. It is most famous for White Bordeaux and the wines of the Loire Valley. The wines are typically Bright & Crisp, dry, and can vary from citrus fruit and pitted fruit, grass, mineral, herbs, and gooseberries. It is versatile with food, pairs particularly well with herbs and garlic, and is most famous for how well it marries with fresh goat cheese.
Sémillon
Say-mee-YON
Sémillon is grown throughout the world but is most famous for its role as a blending partner with Sauvignon Blanc in White Bordeaux and the sweetest wine in the world, Sauternes. Sémillon is fuller-bodied, round, and less acidic than Sauvignon Blanc, with an almost waxy, texture bringing some weight, and a lemony and sometimes a smoky quality to blends.
Country / State
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub Region
Pessac-Léognan
Producer
Carbonnieux
Vintage
2021
Château Carbonnieux trellised vinesChâteau Carbonnieux trellised vines

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

Carbonnieux is 10 miles from Bordeaux near the Garonne, in Pessac-Léognan, Graves. The estate’s history dates back to 1215. The Benedictine monks were the first to bottle wine from the estate. 

Château Carbonnieux's row of vines in summerChâteau Carbonnieux's row of vines in summer
Château Carbonnieux row of vines in fogChâteau Carbonnieux row of vines in fog

In 1985, Marc Perrin bought the estate and made significant investments in both the vineyard and winery, which is currently managed by his children. Now the vineyards are sustainably farmed and grapes are handpicked before being vinified and aged on their lees in differently sized oak barrels. 

The white wines of Carbonnieux are the consistent star with refreshing acidity, bright fruit, and minerality.