2010 ALEXANDRE SIRECH "LE BORDEAUX" WHITE
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Sauvignon blanc: 65%; SÃ©millon: 30%; Sauvignon Gris:5%) A pale and elegant yellow colour. A very fresh nose with subtle acacia flower, honeysuckle and white peach aromas. In the mouth, freshness comes first followed by a complex bouquet of white peach, grapefruit and pear aromas. Hints of lychee and boxwood. Great balance of fruit, freshness and acidity.
- Wine analysis:
- 12.5 % alcohol
- 4.21 g/l titratable acidity
- 1.7 g/l Residual sugar
The â€œSâ€ on the Sirech label is the initial of the wonderfully engaging winemaker Alexandre. Pronounced as â€œSee-raishâ€, the name means cherry tree in Occitan, a language that was until the World War II the predominant language of Southern France. Indeed Alexandreâ€™s grandparents continued to speak it in their home during their whole life. The language has virtually disappeared.
Alexandre is Bordelais and lives with his English wife and their children in the countryside. His Cellars are located in Libourne overlooking the Dordogne River. Having spent many years working overseas (including managing a rum distillery in Havana Cuba!!) he returned to Bordeaux with broader ideas, still with a love of the classic terroir of his Bordeaux homeland.
Indeed if anything he has revived traditions of the 18th century, but with impeccable style, the most up to date winemaking practices, and a contemporary twist. Back then it was quite common for Right Bank producers to blend Merlot with Syrah from the hill of Hermitage in the Rhone. Such blends were known as â€œcuvees hermitageesâ€.
Alexandre now produces two of these stunning blends: â€œLes Deux Terroirsâ€ (â€œThe Two Soilsâ€), and in much more limited quantities, â€œLes Grand Terroirsâ€. Perhaps â€œSuper Bordeauxâ€ is the more appropriate contemporary term, in keeping with the very familiar terminology of â€œSuper Tuscanâ€.
â€œLes Grand Terroirsâ€ is in fact a collaboration between Alexandre and the renowned St Emilion and Pomerol winemaker/grower, Jean-Philippe Janoueix. The pedigree of the fruit sources is naturally formidable.
There are two very special and distinctive white wines in the Sirech stable. â€œLes Deux Terroirâ€ White is a blend of Sauvignon, Gros Manseng and Colombard. â€œGrand Soleilâ€ (the big and beautiful sun!!) is a medium sweet white wine made entirely from Gros Manseng from a hillside vineyard in Gascony.
Perhaps the greatest â€œbreakthroughâ€ is the inaugural release of â€œLe Bordeauxâ€. It is what it says it is, but arguably the most accessible, most delicious tasting, most beautifully presented and great value Bordeaux. Lush on the palate with wonderful texture, a wine that requires no knowledge of Bordeaux, just a love of beautiful wine at a great price.
The fruit for â€œLe Bordeauxâ€ comes from a beautiful 100 hectare Estate on the Right Bank located between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Classic Bordelais Terroir, but with both plateau and south-facing slopes.
Welcome to the â€œnew worldâ€œ of Bordeaux.
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