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Overview: Covering 45 hectares of clay-limestone soil in a single plot, Argadens is superbly well situated on one of the highest hills of the rolling Entre-Deux-Mers wine region (one of the five highest points, in fact, of the Gironde). The vineyard is thus extremely well drained and extremely well exposed to the sun and the air.
Once they have reached optimum maturity, the grapes are harvested by machine. The Sémillon grapes are pressed immediately, whereas the Sauvignon is vatted immediately and undergoes pre-fermentation maceration. Pre-fermentation maceration is carried out under carbon dioxide gas to protect the grapes and must from oxidation. After pressing and settling out, some of the must is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and some in new, 225-litre French oak barrels. Once fermentation is complete and the wines have been lightly racked, they are aged on the fine lees and stirred regularly. The different parcels of Sauvignon and Sémillon are then blended and fined with bentonite prior to bottling in January or February, depending on the vintage.
Tasting Notes:Brilliant in appearance with pale yellow tints, this wine offers a powerful nose, its fruity notes of apricot and grapefruit zest underpinned by subtle nuances of acacia blossom and boxwood. A blend of Sauvignon and Sémillon, it displays superb balance on the palate, which is supple, fleshy and vibrantly fresh. A long finish with notes of tropical fruit and peaches.
Pairing: Duck, white meat, seafood, pizza and pasta
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 12.5%
In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in-store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email firstname.lastname@example.org