Saransot-DupréDry White Bordeaux Wine
Rare in the Medoc Today
The estate produces a fine dry white wine of the Bordeaux appellation from very old Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle vines.
This reputable wine is a legacy from the second half of the 19th century when the white wines of Listrac were almost better known than reds.
The white wine of Saransot-Dupré has initial intense lemon aromas. Once swirled, it expresses itself fully.
Beautiful colour of yellow straw with emerald glints
“Firstly there is freshness on the palate and then the wine fully fills the mouth. Finally the toasty notes of the aging in barrels come through accompanied by a lively long finish.”
White Grape Varieties (2 ha) : Sémillon 50 % – Sauvignon 45% – Muscadelle 5 %
Aging : 80 % oak – 20 % stainless steel vats
The Dry White Wine of Saransot-Dupré
Clay-limestone soils like those of Saransot are well-known for producing great white wines. The first white Saransot wines were produced at the end of the 19th century. As it was in the past, it is half Semillon, half Sauvignon, with a touch of Muscadelle. The Sauvignon brings its celebrated aromatic qualities and aromas of lemon, grapefruit and lime blossom. The Semillon meanwhile gives richness in the mouth, which the Sauvignon can sometimes lack, and length to the palate.
White Saransot-Dupré can be counted amongst some of finest white wines thanks to the finesse of its aromas as well as the ageing potential of certain vintages.
How best to enjoy white Saransot-Dupré
Unlike the red, there is no need to decant the white wine. Some like to enjoy it young, others prefer to drink it after a few years of age. Enjoy it according to your own taste !
Saransot-Dupré White - Ageing Capacity
White Saransot-Dupré ages very well. Be aware however, white wines in general are much more sensitive to the temperature of the cellar than red wines. If your cellar does not exceed 15°C during the summer you can keep it for a very long time – in other words, 30 years in the great vintages and 15 in the others. If your cellar goes up to 17/18°C, then divide its possible lifespan by two. If it goes up to 20°C, divide again by two.
Food Suggestions for White Saransot-Dupré
White Saransot-Dupré is often enjoyed as an aperitif.
Otherwise it goes very well with fish dishes and sea-food. Also sheep, goats’ and blue cheeses.
Its low acidity makes it easy to digest, even for people who usually do not tolerate white wine.