Calvet - Chateau Grand Meynau - Sauvignon Blanc
Calvet - Chateau Grand Meynau - Sauvignon Blanc

White Wine Calvet - Chateau Grand Meynau - Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Item# 12918-17

Estate

Calvet, one of the oldest French wine brands in the world, was founded in 1818 by Jean-Marie Calvet. Eldest son of Dr. Gabriel Calvet and Anne Seriziat, Jean-Marie was born in 1789 in Anse, a small village north of Lyon. From his mother, whose family owned vineyards in Tain-l’Hermitage in the Rhone Valley, Jean-Marie inherited a passion for wine, founding Calvet in 1818 to commercialize the family’s wines. Jean-Marie and his son Octave expanded their business to Bordeaux, opening an office in 1849, and expanded to Burgundy in 1870, to become the larg-est wine company in France in the 19th and most of the 20th century. While Calvet was sold in New York as early as 1882, its focus was pri-marily Europe, Argentina and Asia, and so its presence in the USA had all but disappeared by the late 1990s. Sixth generation négociant and direct descendant Jean-Christophe Calvet, and his eldest son Jean-Sebastien Calvet, in partnership with Les Grands Chais de France, are re-introducing Calvet back into the USA market.

Food Pairing

Goes well with rich fish, seafood, and white meat, roasted vegetables and soft cheese.

Tasting Notes

Nice pale yellow color with green highlights. Expressive nose with exotic fruit and lemon aromas as well as a mineral touch. Fresh attack, opening to a harmonious evolution, rich and aromatic.

Vinification

Chateau Grand Mayneau is owned by the Lafage family since five gener-ations. Frederic Lafage, took over the estate from his father 42 years ago. The vineyard of 51 hectares is located in Saint-Avit-de-Coulège, a small village north of the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. 33 hectares of the vineyard are didcated to produce red wine: 18 ha of Merlot, 9 ha of Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 ha of Cabernet Franc and 2 ha of Malbec.
 

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