Another sweltering day, another nicely chilled bottle of white…
Château Barat is located on the outskirts of Bordeaux, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. It was purchased by Lucien Lurton in 1973 and is now headed by Thierry Lurton. The Lurton family is one of the most famous and important families in Bordeaux, where they own more vineyards and estates than any other family. The history of the winemaking family goes back almost 100 years, today there are 13 members of the family that each own their own estates, some members have expanded into other countries, such as Argentina, Chile and Spain. Producing 80 wines from 5 different countries, they work together under the Lurton du vin umbrella as a “strong family collective”, promoting their wines that range from entry level to prestigious selections.
Pale lemon yellow in colour, assertive aromas of grass, peach, white flowers and coconut radiated from the glass. Pear, lemon and hints of river stone minerals comprised the light body, whilst grapefruit notes lingered between each sip in the zesty finish. Although pleasant, it does not hesitate to reveal that it is a value priced bottle.
Sauvignon Blanc [I could not verify varietal percentage]
Mis en Bouteille à la Propriété [Estate Bottled]
Drinking now thru 2014