La Pélerine 2019
Bordeaux is a city of long-standing importance within France. A city rich in its history, its grandeur and its culture, Bordeaux’s heritage has evolved with two centuries of architecture transforming it into the UNESCO site that it is today. With vines first planted in Roman times, the creation of this beautiful city solidified Bordeaux’s position centre stage of the wine world.
The history of Bordeaux is not one of stopping, but one of movement. A city built around a trading port, drawing in cargo from the Atlantic and channelling it into France via its two fast flowing rivers. A place of energy and change, with a wealth of social, economic and national discourse. A place of discovery. For pilgrims this has been a place of movement for longer still, with the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella passing through the heart of the region since the Middle Ages.
La Pélerine is a wine that breaks free from the shackles of structure and formality and reflects a Bordeaux where people and ideas are imported and fluid. A land that has felt the footsteps of thousands upon thousands of pilgrims that have travelled through this unique and special part of France.
2/3 Sauvignon Blanc and 1/3 Old Vine Sémillion, skin contact and six days of maceration give the wine beautiful phenolic texture and grip. Fermentation begins in stainless steel, and is completed in one year old French 225l barrels. Seeking body and texture, the wine is left to age on the lees with regular stirring until November, and no bâttonage until April prior to bottling.
Aromatic notes of lime with hints of freshly cut grass and honeysuckle on the nose lead through to a wonderfully textured palate, with refreshing acidity and a driven mineral finish.