Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Bordeaux 2014
In 2013, the estate began production of their white Bordeaux wine, Puygueraud Blanc. It's produced from a 4 hectare parcel of vines planted in 1997 in a slightly cooler, micro climate.
You also find more limestone in the soil in this part of the vineyard. The white wine grapes are planted to a mix of 55% Sauvignon Gris and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, representing the highest percentage of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux. The wine is barrel fermented. There is no malolactic fermentation or skin contact.
As with many of the properties where the team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt manage the vineyards and the wine making, they use the Vistalys system of laser optical sorting. This practice started with the 2009 vintage.