Producer: Mary Taylor with Jean-Marc Barthez
Region: Bordeaux, France
Grape Varieties: 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon
Mary Taylor sources lots of wines from particular wine appellations around the world in order to showcase good production from small growers who don't have the resources to bottle their own wines. This Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend is a full-weight, lightly tropical and zesty version of these varieties. White Bordeaux is somewhat hard to find, so this is a nice way to switch up your drinking from only New Zealand and California Sauvignon Blancs.
Fermented without oak to preserve the underlying expression of its classic terroir, this is Sauvignon Blanc as channeled through the unique prism of Bordeaux. With its cleansing acidity and flavors of citrus and melon, it possesses the deeper texture, elegance, and richness of body that are the region’s hallmarks. Part of that depth also results from the small touch of Sémillon included in the blend, which imparts a certain “je ne sais quoi”.