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Chateau Recougne Blanc

Bordeaux

Chateau Recougne has produced wine for more than 400 years. Its name is said to have come from King Henri IV in the early 17th century, in “recognition” of the quality of its wine. The estate today is owned by Xavier and Marc Milhade, who are the third and fourth generation of wine growers, respectively. 

Chateau Recougne Blanc is a crisp, unoaked blend of approximately 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. There are approximately 70,000 bottles produced in an average vintage. The vineyards are located in the right-bank Bordeaux commune of Fronsac, near the edge of the appellation and only about 2 1/2 miles from Lalande-de-Pomerol. They are south-south east exposed, with siliceous clay soils and a subsoil rich in iron. The grapes are macerated on their skins for 12 hours. The juice is then clarified, cold pressed and fermented at a low temperature in 100% stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged on the lees. The wine is straw-colored with golden highlights. On the nose, it offers up aromas of fresh grapefruit and green apple. Dry, fresh, clean and fruity on the palate, it works well as an apertif or as a pairing with seafood. Because of its semillon component, it’s also rich enough to pair nicely with many poultry dishes.

   
Chateau Recougne Blanc bottle