Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wine of the Week - Jean Médeville Bordeaux Blanc

This week's featured wine has recently gained some popularity. Before WWII, white Bordeaux was considered equal to their red counterparts, prized for their beauty and complexity. After the war was over, due to the increased popularity of red Bordeaux in the United States along with other countries, many of the vines that were once dedicated to white grapes, were replaced with red. However, there were still many producers in the region who were dedicated to producing quality white Bordeaux. Jean Médeville et Fils is one such producer. Their Bordeaux Blanc is made up of  50%  Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, and 10% Muscadelle. It's fresh and well balanced. Lemons and pears harmonize with a slightly herbal finish. While it can be a versatile paring with food, this Bordeaux Blanc would be exquisite with poached white fish with capers and cream, roasted chicken, or herbed goat cheese. Just remember to serve only slightly chilled; 30 mins out of the fridge should do! 

Founded in 1826 by Jérôme Médeville, a barrel cooper from the Cadillac region of Acquitaine, Château Medéville has been crafting fine Bordeaux for seven generations. Currently run by Jean, Jacques, and Marc Medéville, it is located south of the city of Bordeaux and encompasses terroirs on both sides of the Garonne River. Jean Médeville et Fils has always taken a modern approach to the production of high quality value-driven Bordeaux with up-to- date facilities and equipment. That said, they maintain elements of tradition during the winemaking process; the wines follow rigorous guidelines at every stage during viticulture and vinification.


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