Despagne Biface Blanc 2019
A White Bordeaux in Burgundy bottle! This bottle lends itself to one of the broadest interpretation I have had over my career.
Wine Stars writes as follows: 'Warm melon fruits as well as a mineral element, showing a plush mouthfeel and a hint of herbal notes, all give the wine depth. While there is a ripeness, there is also a wonderful acidity that gives gusto and texture.' Indeed, there are great herbs and grassy on the nose to start, the full spectrum of the nose from citrus fruit, through stone fruit to tropical fruit depends on when and how you taste it. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, yet not tart at all; 50% Semillon adds to the weight and the juiciness. Fresh with low acidity, the palate recalls a lot of Tianjian pear with a salinity and citrus finish. Good value. The know-how of the "Despagne", freed from the traditional codes of the appellation, is the "Esprit Libre" that the Despagne family likes to produce and drink: grapes from high-density plots on which the processed soil is clean, open and balanced wines that are easily digestible without ageing! It is an alternative to the accents of the oceanic terroirs. Biface is an ancient farming tool. For a humble white and of this nature, the score is excellent 93 from Wine Stars. Wine Stars writes: 'Warm melon fruits as well as a mineral element, showing a plush mouthfeel and a hint of herbal notes, all give the wine depth. While there is a ripeness, there is also a wonderful acidity that gives gusto and texture.''
The vintage is delicious. The grapes are from a multiple-parcel blend that includes old Sémillon, this wine comes from vineyards in the Entre-Deux-Mers of Bordeaux. With the right balance between acidity, crisp fruit and much riper quince and pear, the wine is young but already