White Bordeaux is one of the wine world’s most poorly understood wines. Primarily planted sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes (with some muscadelle here and there), virtually all Bordeaux blanc is a blend, while the whites of most of the rest of the world are composed of a single varietal.
This blanc from Chateau Roquefort is a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% semillon, and it’s a remarkable success for a wine this inexpensive. Wonderful, fresh apple flavor is the core of the wine, with tropical notes and a refreshing acidity.
White Bordeaux can often have a woodsy, earthy character to it, but Roquefort’s blanc is fresh and inviting. Quite lovely and worth seeking out if you think you only like New World whites.
B+ / $13 / chateau-roquefort.com