Cuvée Majeure Blanc
Château Turcaud Cuvée Majeure Blanc is a delicate and complex Bordeaux Blanc AOC, fruity with hints of dried apricot, fresh hazelnut and Williams pear. The 2015 vintage won the silver medal at the Aquitaine wine competition in 2016. The 2016 vintage won the gold medal at the Concours Général de Paris in 2017.
Bordeaux Blanc AOC
Grapes and vinification
65% sauvignon, 35% sémillon from our most gravelly plots. Winemaking: Skin contact followed by alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels.. The wine then goes on to age for 8 months in barrel and is stirred with a stick (bâtonnage) once a week to put the lees into suspension in order to produce more complex, aromatic wine.
Brilliant soft straw-yellow which deepens somewhat with age.
Spicy (pepper, clove and eucalyptus), blackberry and red fruit aromas with toasty, smoky, and forest floor overtones.
The fruitiness on the nose follows through on the palate, which is rich and long.
This wine is at its best as an aperitif or with marinated salmon, foie gras, fish terrine, scampi, scallops, lobster, fish in a sauce, white meat, and most cheeses. It can benefit from decanting a half hour to a full hour before the meal, and is ideal served chilled but not too cold. Generally at its peak after 2 to 5 years.