Estate: Built in 1832, Château Maison Blanche received the first official distinction of “Cru Bourgeois” in 1932. The estate was passed down from generation to generation through the female line until Patrick Bouey of the Maison Bouey family acquired it in 1998. Bouey embarked upon renovations to the estate and vineyards that included adopting sustainable methods “in the interest of quality and respect for the environment”.
[Jean Bouey founded Maison Bouey in 1821 with the purchase of the first vineyard, in the heart of Médoc. Producing 16 million bottles a year, today Maison Bouey is one of the last family and independent houses left in Bordeaux.]
Winemaking: Each vineyard plot is maintained individually and the wines from each one are fermented separately. Grapes were sourced from vineyards with clay and limestone soils. The oldest vines were planted in 1954, with an average vine age of 25 years. Aged for 12 months in French oak casks, with 1/3 new barrels.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of blackberry, sweet oak and brambly, woodsy spice. Dark berries are dusted with crushed pink peppercorn. Silky tannins frame subtle vanilla and toast notes. Licorice, spice and soft oak comprise the dry, lengthy finish. Fantastically smooth and well balanced, great on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Enjoy now thru 2019
Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator