2020 Chateau des Antonins AOC Bordeaux Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc lovers, don’t sleep on Bordeaux Blanc. Often vinified with a bit of Sémillon, these textured and thirst-quenching wines are some of the most underrated, budget-friendly bottles on the market. Next time the mood for SB strikes, give Bordeaux a whirl – you’ll thank us later.
Certified sustainable farming practices and only 2,500 cases produced.
- Tasting Notes honeysuckle, grapefruit, green bell pepper, jalapeño, orange blossom, cilantro, white pepper
- Variety 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
- Region France, Bordeaux
- Volume 750mL
- Alcohol Volume 12%
- Table Talk This wine owes its name to the Antonin’s hospitaller monks who occupied this old abbey for five centuries.
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Château des Antonins is nothing short of extraordinary. Based in a 13th century convent house that was originally built for the monks of the order of Saint Antoine, this historic property fell into the hands of the Roquefeuil family after the French Revolution. Geoffroy and Martine Roquefeuil took over the estate located on the left bank of the Garonne River in 1985.
Geoffroy and Martine’s son, Antoine, really had no plans of taking over the family business. However, during a year-long stint abroad in New Zealand, he ultimately found his passion for wine and decided to become a vigneron. Upon returning home in 2016, Geoffroy passed away suddenly, leaving Antoine in charge of the prestigious estate. Thanks to the shared know-how of his father, as well as his time learning abroad, Antoine has officially been in charge of the estate since 2021, following the retirement of his mother. All 27 hectares of vines at Château des Antonins are farmed sustainably, and the house style can best be described as traditional-meets-modern in the best possible way.
Behind the Name
The name of the estate « Chateau des Antonins » comes from the St Antoine hospitallers whom established themselves in this former convent around the 13th century. The monastic order was founded to heal patients suffering from St Anthony’s fire – later called ergotic poisoning. The monks treated this illness thanks to healthier food – the famous saint Antoine’s pig – but more importantly thanks to the concoction of a secret drink with extraordinary therapeutic properties. The Saint Vinage is made with a wine base mixed with herbs. The Antonins’s commandery still remains an halt to the pilgrims travelling to the shrine of Santiago de Compostella. Of this era remains a fine collection of buildings dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries including; the convent, chapel, the “toll” bridge, the water mill, all listed as “historical monuments”. In 1985, Geoffroy de Roquefeuil revive the the winemaking traditions of the hospitallers. He gradually restructured the old monks’ estate and joined the Abbeys Wines association. In 2016, Antoine, the aptly named, joins the family team and takes care of all the production.
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