Graves Blanc, Château de Respide Callipyge 2015


Graves Blanc, Château de Respide Callipyge 2015


Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

From one of the oldest wine making Chateau in Graves (built in the 17th century for a minister of King Louis XIV) comes Franck Bonnet’s award winning Callipyge Blanc. Callipyge in Greek means “beautiful buttocks” and Venus Callipyge herself appears on the label and even on the attractive wooden case.
A classic 50:50 blend of  Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from  old vines, aged in oak for 9 months (50% new) produces a pale golden yellow wine of interest and intrigue. A complex bouquet of exotic friuts, vanilla, and fresh toast leads to a harmonious taste sensation of honeyed lemons, mangoes and peach. Full in the mouth, complex with a long lingering finish. This is a serious wine for both “drinking and thinking”.
This wine is a favourite with many Sommeliers – perfect with  fish, sushi, white meats, exotic foods and most cheeses, this wine will evolve wonderfully over the next few years.
A beautiful wine with a beautiful name from a wonderful Graves vintage!
Drink now—2021

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