Appellation: Bordeaux Blanc
Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc
About The Producer
The Dufour family has cultivated the vines and produced Barsac-Sauternes wine since 1814 on the unique soils of Château Simon. The ancestral know-how in winemaking has been passed from generation to generation and their vineyard holdings have expanded to the current total of 38 hectares, now including the appellations of Bordeaux, Graves, and Barsac-Sauternes. Today, three generations of the Dufour family work together on the property and associate their talents to produce wines of excellent quality. Château Simon has followed the rules of "reasoned agriculture" since 1983.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
Grown on one half of one hectare in the commune of Barsac on the alluvial banks of the River Garrone.
A refreshing white Bordeaux made from hand-picked 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Environmentally conscious, the father-daughter team of this old family Domaine creates beautiful wine. Floral aromas and crisp acidity make this wine ideally suited for pairing with fish, seafood, light chicken dishes, or enjoy all on its own.
The grapes are handpicked and pressed. After cold settling, the must ferments in stainless steel vats and the temperature is controlled electronically until all sugar has completely disappeared. Only 250 cases of this wine are produced each year.