Wine Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2004
Wine golden-yellow color.
This wine, perfectly conveys the local terroir, minerality goes well with fruit flavors and balance of tannins and acidity makes the wine full-bodied and surprisingly bright that becomes apparent in the long aftertaste.
The wine has pronounced aromas of pineapple, through which you can catch smoky notes, and shades of toast, shifting scent of canned peaches.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, seafood and white meat.
Chateau Blanc Carbonier - white wine estates. Thanks to its excellent climate varieties of white grapes ripen in Chateau Carbonier very early. The grapes are harvested by hand, local farmers, who carefully sorted grapes and prepare for the process of winemaking. Maceration takes place over three days, after which the wine is fermented in oak barrels. Extract was carried out for 10 months in oak barrels by leaps and bounds. The result is a fine wine, which should enjoy all lovers of Bordeaux wines.
Founded in the 13th century Benedictine monks, Chateau Karbonё considered one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux region. In 1956 the estate purchased by Mark Perry, and in 1959 he was awarded the classification Cru Classé produced here for red and white wines. Becoming the owner, Perry primarily engaged in new plantings, so the total area of vineyards increased from 45 hectares to 92 hectares. His son Anthony, who became manager in 1983, built a new cellar for fermentation and redid all the cellars of the estate under the current standards of winemaking. He continued the restoration of the chateau and vineyards, and began importing wine estates. He was one of the founders of Pessac-Leognan appellasona created in 1987.
Today the estate run by Eric and Philibert, grandchildren, Mark, continuing a nice family tradition of winemaking.
Winery Chateau Carbonnier traces its history back to 1292. In the last century, in 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the estate and set about restoring and improving it. He began by increasing the area planted with grapes to 45 hectares in 1970, then to 70 hectares in 1980 and amounting to almost 92 hectares today. Anthony, his son, built a new winery and adapted the cellars to new winemaking methods. In 1987, the Pessac-Léognan appellation was created, which included some of the most famous Château Graves, including Château Carbonnier.
According to an old legend, the monks of the Order of the Holy Cross, who owned the estate in the 18th century, sold wine to the French mistress of the Ottoman emperor, and in order not to offend the religious feelings of her high patron in this case, they called it on the label "Mineral water from Carbone". It is said that when the emperor visited his lady, he tasted this wine and asked her in bewilderment why the French make such a fuss about their wine when they have such fine water?