Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: OLIV095
Classified for both red and white wines, Château Olivier is surrounded by forest that not only influences the property’s micro-climate, but which has given it 8 hectares of prime vineyard, already in the Pessac-Léognan AOC.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Olivier Blanc

Château Olivier has been in the hands of the de Bethmann family since it was acquired by Alexandre de Bethmann in the late-19th century. The de Bethmann family are descended from German nobility, and grew into a successful banking dynasty, and so probably didn’t have any great shortage of funds; the acquisition of an attractive and ancient property such as Olivier was probably not much of a fiscal challenge, especially if we consider the family also owned Gruaud-Larose at one point, and their bank made a significant contribution towards the financing of the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
This is a wonderfully balanced and citrus-laden Olivier, 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon, supported by 35% new oak and 10 months in barrel. Open and lush, this will age for 5-10 years as the freshness of acidity underscores the ripe peach, dessert apple and mineral fruit.
An ideal accompaniment to a Sunday Roast chicken and fresh vegetable lunch
Yields of 45hl/ha. The wine is aged in 25% new oak barrels and demi muids, for 10 months. 10% of the elevage is in glass globes. Alc 13.3%

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