Sauvignon Blanc we all know well. Sauvignon Gris? That's another matter entirely, rare in Bordeaux and unheard of as a single varietal. This is a fabulous, spicy white with real breadth and a zip of citrus from the great Chai au Quai cellars.
Jean-Marc Sauboua is the man behind this characterful, rich yet citrus focused Sauvignon Gris , the talented, Haut Brion winemaker at the beautiful Chai au Quai cellars in Castillon. It'sa collaboration, in fact, between him and Ludovic Roussillon, who owns Château Le Coin, just over the river from Le Chai, in the Entre Deux Mers. We love the claret from this small estate and in 2010 first persuaded him to help make us a white, too, using estate grown grapes. The soils are quite phenomenal , the limestone lending real concentration to the fruit. A mere splash was oak fermented to lend a little extra richness and breadth, as did small amounts of old-vine Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious solo or with white meats or a creamy gratin.