Chateau Jean Faux Les Pins Francs Blanc (750ml)
Chateau Jean Faux is located near Cotes de Castillon in the village of Sainte Radegonde. The property dates back to the 18th century. The 12 hectares of vineyards of Chateau Jean Faux are planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc for the red wine. The vines are on average 25 years of age. 2 hectares of vines are reserved for white Bordeaux wine grapes, which are planted to 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. The terroir of Chateau Jean Faux is clay and limestone soils. The property has been organic since 2011 and as of 2015 is certified biodynamic.
85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon from hillside and plateau vineyards on clay, limestone soils. Vinified in cement and stainless steel with a cold, pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation and aging on the lees in French oak barrels (10-15% new) for six to nine months.
The 2015 Jean Faux Blanc is laced with expressive green, grassy flavors. Lime, lemon peel and white flowers are all nicely delineated.The blend is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon. Simon Blanchard is the consulting winemaker. (88-90) – Antonio Galloni