|GRAPE VARIETIES||Semillon, sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris|
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||1.5 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||3,000 bottles|
History and anecdotes
The Valandraud estate was founded in 1991 when Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud decided to invest their savings in a 0.6-hectare plot in Saint-Emilion.
Valandraud Blanc is born in the 2003 vintage, from the vines which were planted in 2000 on contiguous plots to Château Valandraud ones.
Valandraud is named after the combination of the word “val” (“valley” in French) in reference to the vineyard geographical situation within the Fongaban Valley, and “Andraud”, Murielle surname, Jean-Luc Thunevin’s wife.
Jean-Luc Thunevin is considered as the Father of garage wines, a very popular micro-cuvée, with fruity and woody explosions, free of the appellation’s very stringent rules.
|GRAPE VARIETIES||50% of semillon, 30% of sauvignon blanc, 20% of sauvignon gris|
|AROMAS||Grapefruit, citrus, butter, vanilla, mineral, floral, spices|
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||Lobster toasts, zander fillet with morels|
|WINEMAKING||Traditional winemaking. Depending on the vintage, it can be done in thermo-regulated wood vats, stainless steel vats or thermo-regulated concrete vats. Wine ageing is made in new oak barrels.|
|BOTTLE SIZE||75 CL|