Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée des Demoiselles 2013

Sauvignon Blanc (60 %) - Sémillon (40 %)


We carry out a six-hour process of skin-contact maceration before proceeding to a gentle pressing. Fermentation occurs in new 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 in 400L barrels. Final blending does not occur until after the aging process.

Color & Nose: This Demoiselles 2013 wine is pale yellow with brilliant reflections.
A bouquet with hints of ripe lemon and grapefruit give way to notes of jasmine, pear and vanilla
Palate : From the attack, a freshness typical of this vintage is combined with a richness that results from the cask-aging on lees. The minerality, that comes from our soils (clay, limestone and flint) and that is not common in Bordeaux white wines shows through a pleasant saline finish and portends an aging potential of more than a decade.

To be served at 12°C

One of our favorite recipes: Salmon Gravlax