2018 a child of the rain and sun …
This wine is pale/deep gold, developing a nose of exotic fruits followed by green apple and lemon pie aromas. On the palate, we find all these flavors. The attack is frank and soft, pairing matching the nice acidity. Served fresh (between 10 to 12°C), this wine will be the ideal ally of your seafood, white meats or cheese platter meals.
90% Sauvignon blanc
French oak barrels
10% new oak barrels
90% one-year-old barrels
Slow pressurization by inert gas fermentation in barrels
Sept. 4th – 5th
For many years, the magnificient Grand Cru Classé of Château Cantenac Brown has been accompanied by BriO de Cantenac Brown, a special parcel selection from Cantenac Brown vineyards.
But in 2011, our family expands with the addition of AltO de Cantenac Brown, our white wine.
We are fortunate to own a wonderful plot of clay and calcareous soil cool enough to produce a fine white wine. 1.80 hectares are planted to Sauvignon blanc (90%) and Semillon (10%) for a production of only 7,000 to 8,000 bottles a year. We wished to make a wine taking after the fine wines of Sancerre: A wine of nice minerality, beautiful aromas, and a wine for Gastronomical table. Elegant and delicate, AltO pays hommage to the art of music, while at the same time complimenting the entire Cantenac Brown gamut of wines. A perfect addition !
2018 is remarquable vintage, balanced with a nice aromatic expression. In the mouth, the wine is round and we can taste citrus and tree fruits notes.