Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chateau Bellevue White 2011

The vineyard which produces this wine in the Entre-Deux-Mers  district of Bordeaux is owned by the Vicomte d'Amecourt, one of whose ancestors invented a steam-driven helicopter in 1863. I don't believe the thing actually flew, but the wine certainly does. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Semillon (30%), it combines peach, melon  and guava elements, with just a very light touch of citrus. A very nice quaff, if you don't insist on something that's bone dry. $9.99.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Just came across your blog while googling to find out something about the bottle of Chateau Bellevue white that was given to us last weekend. I am in Pa. too (Philadelphia now, although I was raised near exotic Pittsburgh) and look forward to reading more of your reviews.