Chateau Maison Blanche, 75cl
The 28 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Maison Blanche is planted to 80% Merlot 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Chateau Maison Blanche is one of the vineyards to have the highest percentage of Merlot planted in the Medoc and this adds a lot of inherent softness, roundness and ripe fruit characteristics to their wine, which is needed from their terroir, as they are so far north, placing them in the cooler terroir of the northern Medoc. They have a terroir of gravel, clay and limestone soils.
While the average age of the vines are only 20 years, there are old vines, some of which date all the way back to 1954. The terroir is clay and limestone based soils. The estate focuses on biodynamic and organic vineyard farming techniques.
The property earned their certification for being 100% ISO biodynamic in 2011.
To produce the wine of Chateau Maison Blanche, the wine is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. The grapes are whole berry fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. The wine is aged in 75% new, French, oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc