2019 Blanc 'Les Pierrières' Blaye

Grapes Sauv, Sémillon
Colour White
Origin France, Bordeaux
District Right Bank
Sub-district Blaye & Bourg
Village Blaye
ABV 13%

This is fast becoming one of the most popular white wines at L&S. As ever M. Filliatreau gives his white around six week in the barrels that will be used for the red once that is ready to come out of its fermentation vats. A canny use of resources that adds real class to this well-priced white Bordeaux. There is firm pineapple and some grapefruit notes on the nose along with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the texture takes over. The juice is dense with good focus and energy. There is bags of flavour and character. A real charmer that continues to offer amazing value for money. L&S (Mar 2020)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

L&S did not alert me to this wine! Its legend was trumpeted all of the way from Bordeaux on because its unusual and inspired vinification technique. The Bordelais pointed me to L&S as the preferred retailer, which did not surprise me in the least! M. Filliatreau, the owner of the wonderful Château Beaumont, hit on a brilliant idea to bolster the panache and richness of his cheeky little white wine. Each year, he ferments the early-picked Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes in new barrels destined for his red wines whose grapes come into the winery a little later in the picking season. This ingenious idea makes this wine plush, lustrous and showy wine a ridiculous bargain to boot. You will not believe the flavour, and it can step up to main course fish and chicken dishes, too!Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek (Oct 2021)

Château Beaumont Les Pierrières

In 2006 M. Filliatreau, the owner of Château Beaumont Les Pierrières was desperate to get a slightly better price for this wine from the old vine Semillon-Sauvignon produced from a 2 ha plot attached to a property that mainly makes red. He hit on the idea of barrel-fermenting it in the new barrels destined for the red wine. Since it is picked early (in August) it completed its fermentation in wood and was back in tank by the time of the 'décuvage' of the red. Because the barrels were needed for the red, their cost has not been factored in to the price of this fantastic bright and surprisingly complex white, which is amazing value for a barrel-fermented wine.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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