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CHATEAU TOUR SAINT CHRISTOPHE Angela Bordeaux Blanc 2020 Bottle

White Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion | 75cl

£29.95 / £179.70 £170.72 case

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White Wine

ABV: 14%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Émilion
Wine Style: Crisp and Dry White
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Description

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, like many Bordeaux chateaux, takes its name from the location of its vineyard. The vines are situated in the commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes, which is due east of the Saint Emilion village, not far from Valandraud and Chateau Fleur Cardinale.

The property was purchased by Peter Kwok in 2012 from the Castel group. By the time Peter Kwok obtained Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, he already owned Chateau Haut Brisson, located in the Vignonet sector of Saint Emilion, not far from Chateau Monbousquet or Chateau Teyssier.

The 20 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Tour Saint Christophe has a terroir of clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vines are planted to a density of 6,500 vines per hectare on the older plots. New parcels are being planted to a higher vine density of 7,500 vines per hectare, though the Cabernet Franc is at 8,000 vines per hectare.

Once the new owners took charge, one of the first decisions they made was to replant a large section of the vineyard which is at that higher level of density.

They also terraced a portion of the hillside portion of the vineyard and completely modernized their entire winemaking facility and cellars. All the vineyard management work is done using only organic, biodynamically sustainable vineyard farming techniques.

JAMES SUCKLING 92-93 points
Sauvignon Blanc - This is an exciting new wine with so much salinity and minerality to the sliced-apple and lemon character. It’s full and tight with lots of flavor and character at the end, but always energetic and vivid.