Rahoul Blanc 2014
Chateau Rahoul, since 1868, is synonymous for great wines from the Graves area, a very small wine area belonging to the Bordeaux region that has always been known for the elegance of its white wines. The particularity is undoubtedly the composition of the soils, "grave" here has the meaning of "gravel" and this term refers to the grain of the earth, sandy, mineral and rich in alluvial deposits, which allow the perfect growth of grapes of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, only here, reaching peaks of elegance not found in other places, except in the Loire Valley. The result is a mineral wine, decisive and masculine but at the same time delicate, like a flower, and enveloping in its intoxicating scents that make it always extremely pleasant.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, very bright. The nose reveals strong aromatic notes of sage, nettle and tomato leaf, softened by tropical fruit and slight hints of jasmine and green tea. The taste is powerful, almost fat in the envelopment, leaving room afterwards for a refreshing freshness that leads to a long and almost persistent sapid trail being characterized, on the final, by returns of aromatic herbs.
Excellent with second courses of fish, grilled fish or with stuffed chicken.