It’s Harvest Time in France!
And it’s going swimmingly for Chateau de L’Orangerie in Bordeaux, Export Manager Colin Sheriffs tells us.
“We are indeed very happy with quality of grapes we harvested,” says Sheriffs, “and we look forward to the wine which will result from them.”
You’ll recall the Chateau de L’Orangerie winemaking property dates back to 1790, and back eight generations of the Icard family. Located south of Bordeaux, in the heart of Entre Deux Mers, the vineyard has 250 acres of chalk and clay soil over a sandy clay subsoil. Boasting a beautiful up-to-date winery, the winemakers practice sustainable agriculture.
The vines used to make are 30 years old, and it’s a mix of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The Bordeaux Blanc is made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. The 2015 vintage was named a Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast and given 89 Points.
We can’t wait to taste the new vintage. And for you to taste it, too. Chin Chin!