Chateau Puyanche utilizes sustainable agricultural practices for the red and white wines. Their blanc is sourced from the Francs Cotes de Bordeaux sub-appelation, which draws fruit from the "right bank" of the Gironde, known for Merlot-based reds near Pomerol and Saint-Emillion. The whites of Bordeaux can often be lean, easy-going, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc; however a more classic style of dry white is exhibited here. This cuvee is 55% Sauvignon Blanc, and 45% Semillon, a white grape more often seen in the sweet wines of Sauternes/ This bottling also sees about 50% new French Oak, which is a hallmark of the traditional white Bordeaux style, and sets this style apart from herbal Sancerre and flinty Pouilly Fume.
Golden grapefruit and fresh green herbs jump out of the glass, with a touch of cream soda brought by oak influence. The wine's bright acid is tempered by a roundness from the addition of Semillon.
Pairing: Great with roast chicken, light salads, pork dishes, goat cheese.