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Château du Père Antoine

Château du Père Antoine
2016 Sauvignon Gris, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Bordeaux Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.90
Best Buy

Château du Père Antoine
2016 Sauvignon Gris, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Bordeaux Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
Light gold color. Fruity, sweet, elegant aromas and flavors of peach frosting, mango cheesecake, country gravel, and praline with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an intriguing, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of haricots verts, apricot pit, keffir, and melon rind with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A pretty and peachy cote de Bordeaux.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach frosting, mango cheesecake, country gravel, and praline
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of haricots verts, apricot pit, keffir, and melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pretty and peachy cote de Bordeaux.

The Producer

Henri Ponz GFA

The Producer
3 Le Barrail
Chateau Berthenon
Saint Paul, 33390
France
33 -557425224

Their Portfolio

87 Chateau Berthenon 2015 Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
83 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Henri Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
89 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Chloe Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
88 Château Berthenon 2016 Tradition, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Henri, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $29.00.
87 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Chloé, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $34.50.
90 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Bordeaux Rouge 13.5% (France) $15.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
93 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Sauvignon Gris, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $14.90.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13% (France) $19.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2010 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $20.00.
91 Château du Père Antoine 2008 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $21.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.50.
85 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $30.00.
95 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $35.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $35.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.

Bordeaux Other White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
White Bordeaux are made from several varieties, most notably Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc; other grapes such as Ugni Blanc and Muscadelle are planted in much smaller numbers.

While most dry white Bordeaux are pleasant wines for short term consumption, some of the finest chateaux produce outstanding white wines that have excellent depth of fruit (notes of fig and melon) and can age for twenty years or longer. Some are produced in the Pessac-Leognan district, just south of the city of Bordeaux; south of Pessac is the Graves district, which is known for its excellent dry whites.

Situated further south are the districts of Sauternes and Barsac, where the famous dessert wines known as sauternes are produced. Further east in the Entre-Deux-Mers ("between two seas") district, home to medium-bodied, appealing, moderately priced dry white Bordeaux.

These white Bordeaux white wines are ideal served with whitefish or chicken with mushrooms.