Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée des Demoiselles 2012

60% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon
Yield: 35hl/ha


We oversee a six-hour process of skin-contact maceration before proceeding to a gentle pressing.
Fermentation occurs in oak barrels maintained at 22°C. Following this, the juices – still separated
by type – are stirred and left to age on their fine lees for a period of eight months. Final blending
does not occur until after the aging process.

The bouquet unfolds upon the nose as a succession of fragrances; acacia flowers, pear and exotic
fruits can all be detected.
On the mouth it is both full and fragrant, all the while maintaining a divine freshness.
The Cuvée des Demoiselles was voted among the 101 Great White Wines of France by the Revue
du Vin de France.

Ideal serving temperature: 11-12°C

One of our favorite recipes: Chicken curry

James Suckling: 90/91
Jancis Robinson: 15,5/20
Gold Medal at the Challenge to the Best French Wines for the USA - Miami 2014
James Suckling White Bordeaux report 2012 : 90/100 "Bright and fruity with minerals, sliced pineapple and lemons. Full body, fresh acidity, and a wonderful finish. Drink in 2017"