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The Vintage Palate

2010 Chateau Laulerie Bergerac

This is delicious! Jeremy and I enjoyed this wine last night with dinner - cod satueed with lemon and butter with some herbs and spices. Made from 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon, this blend is from Bergerac, a wine region east of Bordeaux. Sauvignon Blanc is definitely the more common grape in this mix, so let’s talk about Semillon real quick. Mostly grown in France and Australia , Semillon is relatively low in acid and allows for good aging. It’s more common to see this grape in a blend rather than on its own, in both dry and sweet (dessert) wines. Semillon does a great job at balancing out the  zingyness of Sauv Blanc with its round and rich characteristics.

On the nose, I smelled pear and apricot, and on the palate I tasted lemon and lime with a  bright, but balanced acidity. I like what the Semillon adds to this wine. This is just my opinion, but I feel like it adds some of those stone fruit qualities that you wouldn’t normally taste if you were drinking 100% Sauvignon Blanc.