2018 Chateau Hostens-Picant Cuvee des Demoiselles Blanc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Sainte-Foy, Cotes de Bordeaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88-91
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 89-91
James Suckling: 88-90
Jeb Dunnuck: 88-89
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$29.95

Grape variety: 65% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle

"Zingy lemon and white peach flavors are flecked with thyme notes. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle. 1,650 cases made. Score range: 88 - 91 -JM" (WS)

"The 2018 Cuvée des Demoiselles features notes of fresh pineapple, green mango and white peaches with touches of mandarin peel and lemongrass. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers loads of tropical fruit with a lively line and pleasantly oily texture, finishing exotic." (WA)

"Hostens-Picant's 2018 Cuvée des Demoiselles is terrific. Apricot, mint, dried flowers and pineapple all meld together in this super-expressive, inviting white. A dollop (5%) of Muscadelle adds a lovely exotic flair. This is an especially promising vintage for the Demoiselles." (VM)

"A lively and fun young white with sliced lemons and hints of white peaches. Medium body. Crisp finish." (JS)

"The 2018 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée Les Demoiselles is a medium-bodied, slightly exotic white that has an impressive bouquet of melon, honeyed citrus, and orange blossom. With good freshness, notable purity, and a pretty, balanced style, it’s an incredibly high-quality white to drink over the coming 2-4 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The Cuvée des Demoisellesis the Château Hostens-Picant’s signature white wine. The vines are grown on the vineyard’s best clay-limestone and clay-flint plots. It is often recognized as being one of the very best Bordeaux white wines. It is produced with the greatest care and attention to detail. Its maturation phase in barrels gives the wine a very pleasant structure and helps it to age in the very best conditions. It is available in many places of excellence and distinction.

Tasting notes:
The sauvignons display an aromatic range guided by very ripe citrus and white flowers notes. Sémillons, which acclimatize particularly well on clay-limestone soils, are not heavy and dominated by stone fruits and tropical notes.