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Château Respide-Medeville Graves Blanc 2016
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Gonet-Medeville
Grapes: 50% Semillon, 48% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Color: White
Vintage: 2016
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Description: Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville are, in many ways, the first couple of French wines. Both hail from storied winemaking families: Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Chateau Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to the many wines they now make together. Julie’s father, Christian Médeville, integrated Château Respide-Médeville, in the heart of the Graves region of Bordeaux, into the family estate in 1959. Today, his daughter and her husband coax great Graves Blanc and Rouge from the sandy, gravelly clay soil, allowing the purity of the fruit to shine through. The dry Graves Blanc is a barrel-fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate NA FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
A touch of reduction on the nose, combined with lift through the palate. This has a good shape to it, with well sculpted citrus, white flowers and melon flesh.
Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE
Very bracing, with thyme, tarragon and verbena notes streaking forth, backed by a bright lemon pulp and white peach core. Pure and lengthy. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle. Drink now through 2019