Wine Chateau Olivier Blanc AOC (Pessac-Leognan), 2001
The wine has a rounded, flexible, elegant taste with hints of quince, pineapple and toast. Refreshing and balanced. Beautiful ending.
The wine has a lively, bright aroma with notes of citrus and peaches.
The wine goes well with fish dishes and seafood.
Chateau Olivier - one of the six locks entitled to produce red and white wine according to the classification of Graves in 1959. Olivier Castle, also known formerly as la Salle-Léognan, appeared at a time when the English knights, led by the Black Prince fought with the French over the ownership of Bordeaux - Aquitaine, in 1152. Historians date the first building 11-12 century, the remains of which can be seen at the bottom of the eastern pavilion. In those days in the woods Léognan vodilos a lot of wild boars, wolves and deer, which he loved to hunt the Black Prince. He transformed the Château Olivier in a hunting lodge. Since that time, the Château changed many owners, each of which contributes to the look of the castle. In the 17th century Château Olivier has been a small castle with a wine cellar. In 1867, the family acquired the estate of Alexander de Bethmann - Mayor of Bordeaux, which is a descendant of Jean-Jacques de Bethmann, owns the castle today. Since the 1990s, became managing director Laurent Lebrun, which greatly improved the quality of the wines. Olivier estate is located 11 km from Bordeaux on 220 hectares, most of which is occupied by forests and pastures and vineyards occupy only 55 ha. Soils are very complex in composition: gravel, clay and limestone with inclusions of quartz and silicon. Stocking density of 8,000-10,000 vines per hectare. The average age of red vines 25 years. Harvested by hand.