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Clos des Lunes "Lune Blanche" 2016

Bordeaux, France

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Lune Blanche is an un-oaked blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon from organically-farmed vines aged around 35 years old (old for Bordeaux). 
Pale gold with a cool, fruity nose of pineapple, pomelo and acacia flower - super invigorating and inviting! Crisp and bracing, brilliantly pure and precise, with a deliciously creamy mouthfeel and ripe, pulpy notes of lychee and peach, abetted by citric hints of grapefruit and sweet lemon. Wonderful!
Seafood is the way to go - any or all of oysters, crab, sashimi or scallops would be amazing! Being so clean, crisp and fruity, it makes a top-drawer - and more interesting than usual - aperitif too.
This is Clos des Lunes "entry-level" cuvée and Olivier Bernard advises to "drink young, on the fruit," so Lune Blanche should be enjoyed at peak from now up to 2019. 
Clos des Lunes was founded a little before 2012, its debut vintage, by Olivier Bernard, owner of classified Graves Cru Classé Domaine de Chevalier, in Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux. His son Hugo manages the estate on a day-to-day basis and the same winemaking team that makes Chevalier's rarefied bottles is responsible for Clos des Lunes' small portfolio of just three wines. 
Alcohol: 12.5%
Style: Ripe, peachy, minerally
Closure: Cork
Drink by: 2024

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