beau pere bordeaux blanc label 2021
White wine

Blanc du Beau Père, Bordeaux Blanc 2021

The first vintage of an unusual new white wine, from half a hectare of Pomerol clay-sand-gravel soils but bottled as Bordeaux Blanc, this makes an impressive entrance into the Bordeaux white wine scene. The vines themselves were planted three years ago, and are the only white grapes in the Pomerol boundaries, proving once again that Jean-Luc Thunevin is the original disrupter, planting white grapes in Pomerol (on land that costs an average of €2 million per hetare for its reds). Having 2021 as the first year is lucky in many ways, because the cooler climate helped encourage high aromatics, although they did suffer 20hl/h yield after frost. Savoury in the spirit of the vintage, with touches of lemongrass, cassis bud, a juicy dollop of white peaches, and a mouthwatering signoff. Aged in 500 litre barrels, with 10% new oak. It will be interesting to follow how it performs in warmer years, but this is definitely one to look out.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Pomerol AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Jane Anson