The Château La Tour Blanche is one of the most unmissable wines of the Sauternes vineyard.
Founded in the seventeenth century, it was named First Grand Cru Classé during the classification of the wines of Bordeaux formalized in 1855 for the Paris World's Fair.
It was bequeathed on the death of its then owner, Daniel Iffla, to the French state on condition that a school of viticulture and oenology be created on the spot. Today, the property is very respectful of the environment thanks to numerous certifications, and everything is thought out in the vineyard as well as in the cellar so that a very great wine can be created that can reconcile tradition and modernity, concentration and balance.
The Château La Tour Blanche is based on a 40-hectare vineyard implanted on a gravelly hillock on a clay-limestone subsoil. The grape varieties are 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. The wines are aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels with 100% new wood.
In sweet wines, the property produces a Second wine, Les Charmilles de La Tour Blanche.
The property also produces Secs white wines in the Bordeaux appellation: Duo de La Tour Blanche and Les Jardins de La Tour Blanche, both delivering different expressions of what Sauternes can offer.
The Château La Tour Blanche produces a great sweet wine with a well-defined style, aiming to be harmonious, full of finesse, and with great longevity.