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Château Bouscaut Les Chênes de Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2020

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WINE CLASSIFICATION: Crus Classe De Graves, Bordeaux 2nd Wine


Sommelier's Notes

First called Haut-Truchon, Château Bouscaut"s vineyard dates back to the 17th century on the commune of Cadaujac, In 1881, it became Château Bouscaut after the name on the land register.

The neighbouring property, Château Valoux, was bought by Château Bouscaut in 1929.

In the thirties, Château Bouscaut was cited as being a model estate by the Chamber of Agriculture and a race horse called Château Bouscaut won first prize in a coveted Maisons Lafitte race. In the same period, a tower was added to the main residential building and the roof was elevated.

The Château was awarded the envied status of Granf Cru Classé de Graves, for both its white and red wines in 1953.

In 1962, the château was completely destroyed by a fire. Fortunately, the cellars remained untouched. The owner, Victor Place, oversaw its reconstruction, to the exact original plans, before selling it to a group of investors from New York in 1968. 

Bouscaut was acquired in 1979 by Lucien and Marie-Jeanne Lurton, a well known Bordeaux winemaker Lucien Lurton, who already owned at least ten other prestigious châteaux in appellations such as Margaux (Brane-Cantenac) or Barsac (Climens) had recognized the potential and exceptional terroir of Château Bouscaut.

Sophie Lurton, the daughter took over the management of the estate in 1992. Laurent Cogombles, her husband, an agronomist, has also been very involved since 1997. Laurent has been President of the Appellation Pessac-Léognan from 2005 to 2017.

In 1999 Château Lamothe-Bouscaut was acquired: it is a 9 hectare vineyard with a beautiful manor house in the centre of Cadaujac.

Improvements in the vineyard and the cellars are continuous: a circular tank room in 1990 and a concrete tank room in 2002. In 2010 took place the building of a 300m² cellar for the reds. This cellar's daring architecture has the particularity of being covered with barrel staves.

Château Bouscaut has gained the High Environmental Value recognition in 2018 (HVE3)

Les Chênes de Bouscaut is the fruit of a careful blend which was considered to be as important as the first label wine. For both the white and red wines it receives the same level of attention even though the percentage of new oak is slightly lower: 35% on average. The estate produces an average of 60 000 bottles per year of this wine for red and 25 000 bottles of the white. 

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REGION: Bordeaux
Appellation: AOC Pessac-Léognan
Region: Bordeaux
Estate: Chateau Bouscaut
Did you know?: The 52 hectare vineyard of Chateau Bouscaut is the largest vineyard in the Cadaujac commune.
Bright pale yellow colour
Strong floral notes with slightly toasted hazelnut. Silky, almost unctuous with fresh aromas of grapefruit.
Aromatic and persistent.
11C - 12C
Pairs well with fish either grilled or with a buttery sauce, crab cakes, scallops and lobster. It can also be paired with roasted chicken or turkey, vegetable gratin, and hard cheeses like Cheddar and Comté.
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