Bordeaux Blanc

Les Légendes R Travel Retail
The Lafite Rothschild family has been producing wine in Bordeaux since 1868. For six generations, they got to know this beautiful landscape and understand the unique traits of the vines from each appellation. Three decades ago, the family was inspired to create a new wine series, where each wine would be the epitome of the appellation it came from. Their motivation was simple – to ensure wine lovers everywhere could dive into Bordeaux and taste the originality of each appellation. And so, the Les Légendes R range was born.

The vintage

2023 will be remembered by Bordeaux winemakers as a challenging vintage, saved by an exceptional Indian summer. The cold winter and abundant rainfall in the early part of the year are typical of the Bordeaux oceanic climate. Between April and June, a warm and humid weather pattern sets in, resulting in unprecedented mildew pressure. It is during flowering, in June, that the pressure is the strongest with an alternation of rain and heat causing significant crop losses (75% of Entre Deux Mers is affected) and requiring meticulous monitoring in spared vineyards. After a cooler than normal August, a heatwave between August 18th and 24th changes the face of the vintage: summer settles in September with very hot and dry weather, allowing excellent ripening of the white grape varieties which are harvested from August 23 onwards.
Sauvignon blanc : 90%
Sémillon : 10%

Pale straw color. The nose is highly aromatic, dominated by notes of exotic fruit (passion fruit, pineapple) and citrus. On the palate, the wine shows good volume, perfectly balanced by its freshness.