Ponty Blanc de Grand Renouil, Bordeaux Blanc
Region: Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Blanc de Grand Renouil is a rarity. In 1986, Michel Ponty found this perfect, tiny vineyard that was said to produce white wine centuries ago. That’s when he decided to produce the first white wine in Canon Fronsac, a place where only reds are traditionally allowed. With less than 3000 bottles produced annually, it can be difficult to get hold of Blanc de Grand Renouil before it is sold out, but it is worth it.
In this wine Ponty uses a traditional Bordeaux blend (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), but the result is unique: extremely fragrant and round, with a great balance between the richness of exotic fruits flavors and a lot of freshness. This is the wine that you will drink all summer, never get tired of, and make you wonder why you never knew that Bordeaux could do such delicious white wines.