Château Graville-Lacoste, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux 2021

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Château Graville-Lacoste, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux 2021

You may hardly ever drink white Bordeaux, but I promise this wine will change any preconceptions you may have. This is from the Graves appellation, Château Graville-Lacoste and is owned by the charming and understated Hervé Durbourdieu.

When I first visited Restaurant Chez Hortense in Lege-Cap-Ferret (famous for its roast turbot, beach views & cool Bordelais people watching) and tasted this, their infamous house wine (no one drinks anything else), I was blown away by its deliciousness.

Wondering if this might have been a holiday romance, I tracked it down in the UK and have found it as good, if not better on these shores. The blend is 60% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscadelle. Fermentation and ageing take place in stainless steel to retain freshness.

This is classic, mineral Graves with real depth and vitality and a great house wine for home.