Valandraud is one of the most interesting stories in Bordeaux. The wine is made from an unheralded terroir owned by the obsessive/compulsive, exuberantly passionate Monsieur Thunevin, who produces a Bordeaux from tiny yields and ripe fruit. No herbicides have been used since the 90' and only a small amount of pesticides is used.
This is the best white ever made here with wonderful aromas of papaya, mango, lemon rind and mineral. Lychee too. Full bodied with bright fruit. Long and intense finish. Salty undertone. Wonderful energy to this white. Pure sauvignon blanc. 250 cases made. Get some.
Features lemon zest, kiwifruit and honeysuckle notes out front, followed by white peach and jicama details. Hints of macadamia nut and brioche lurk through the finish and should blossom with a bit of cellaring. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2017. 250 cases made.