Château Turcaud’s Entre-Deux-Mers is comprised of 50% Sauvignon (one third of which is the rare Sauvignon Gris), 45% Sémillon, and 5% Muscadelle, fermented and matured on the lees in stainless steel tanks. The Sauvignon Gris (long abandoned in most of Bordeaux because of its tiny yield) marks this incredible white Bordeaux with a saturated, lemon-gold color, and exotic yellow fruit aromatics.
Aromas of Lemon oil, citrus flowers, Pink Lady apples, and blanched almonds move in and out of the foreground, giving way to lemongrass, orange blossoms, and basil as the nose evolves in the glass.
On the palate, the wine is sleek and unctuous, with tightly interwoven flavors of green apples, quince, and Anjou pears, all seasoned with palpable, near briny mineral extract, and a persistent finish bracing the natural richness with riveting fresh acidity.
About this wine producer: In 1973, Maurice Robert and his wife, Simone, purchased Château Turcaud in the Entre-Deux-Mers, an area of Bordeaux between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. At the time, the vineyards were only 7 hectares (17 acres), but after much success, the size of the estate has increased to include 50 hectares (123 acres) of grapes. Within ten years of purchasing the estate, Château Turcaud was on the wine lists of the most prestigious restaurants in France, including Gerard Vié’s “Les Trois Marches” in Versailles, and Jean-Claude Vrinat’s “Taillevent” in Paris. Since 2009, Château Turcaud has been in the hands of Maurice and Simone’s daughter, Isabelle, and her husband, Stéphane Le May. They have carried on the traditions of careful vineyard management and selecting the best winemaking techniques for the production of high quality red and white wines from Château Turcaud.