Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves 2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves 2003

  • White fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: White
  • 12.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

A reliable classic from Pessac-Léognan; a sinewy, elegant white wine with great purity. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 base of neck
  • Label: 1 soiled label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: SC des Grandes Graves
  • More information....

Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Fricassées de lotte au naturel, Gratin de fruits de mer, Coquilles Saint-Jacques à la honfleuraise.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    " Ce vin blanc de haut vol est généreusement corsé et charnu, avec des notes de minéral, ainsi que des arômes de pamplemousse crémeux et d'autres agrumes. Moyennement corsé et extrèmement frais." Source : R. Parker (01/05)

    Lot presentation
    Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves

    Cuvée presentation

    Carbonnieux classified in both colours has the particularity of having a vineyard equally planted in red grape varieties and in white grape varieties. The majority of the vines are Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), the rest being Merlot. It is a superb red wine, elegant and aging well. Young, it expresses black fruit aromas. With the years, autumn aromas develop.

    Information about domain Château Carbonnieux

    Built at the end of the 14th century, around 1380, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest wines produced in the ancient terroir of Graves, the region where Bordeaux's first vines were planted. The vineyard lies on silica-limestone hilltops overlooking the cool Eau Blanche valley, which crosses the commune of Léognan. Despite the poor state of the vineyard the Perrin family, who already owned vines in Algeria, set their hearts on this property in the 1950s. Ravaged by phylloxera at the end of the 19th century, the property suffered from the chronic over-production crisis that engulfed many of France's wine regions until the end of the 1960s. The dilapidated buildings had not been properly maintained since the First World War. Furthermore, the year following the purchase (1956) brought one of the worst frosts of the century, with temperatures going down to almost -20°C! Marc Perrin undertook to restore the property to its former 17th century splendour. A complete replanting programme was initiated in the vineyard. Both white and red are classified during the Graves wine classification of 1959. It is one of the six chateaux whose both colours are classified. Thelabours began to bear fruit in the early 1980s, under the supervision of Antony Perrin, who took over the reins in 1982. A tremendous visionary, he raised both the red and the white wine to an exceptional level. He also bought other properties in the appellation such as Le Sartre, Tour-Léognan, Bois-Martin, Lafon-Menaut and Haut-Vigneu.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 base of neck
    • Label: 1 soiled label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
    • Producer/Owner: SC des Grandes Graves
    • Vintage: 2003
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
    • Size (in ha): 43
    • Volume: 180000 bottles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 34% Sémillon, 65% sauvignon, 1% Muscadelle
    Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves
    Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves

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    Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé de Graves 2003

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