The white wines of bordeaux can be and are some of tastiest, most versatile wines you will ever drink. Sauvignon Blanc and semillon are the key varietals with the occasion of muscadelle (mainly in entre-deux-mers) blended in.
most notably graves produces incredible long lived whites from the great properties of haut brion and laville haut-brion (incredibly expensive too) but you find some gems along the way that won't break the bank-
2017 RAYNE VIGNEAU “SEC” $29
2017 GRAVILLE LACOSTE GRAVES $13 .375ml
2017 CHATEAU l’escart(organic) $13
Château L'Escart was built in the 18th century and is located in the little town of Saint Loubes surrounding the Dordogne river. The estate is 37 ha large and produces mostly red wine. Owner Gerard Laurent is now helped by his son Damien to manage the property.
Château L'Escart makes two promises. First, to be passionate about its traditional agricultural heritage and second, to produce authentic wines which are drunk with the heart and the mind. The estate is certified organic.
2017 CHATEAU HAUT-RIAN $12
From 35 year old vines located in the village of Soulignac, in the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers. The planting ratio is 60% Sémillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested in the cool mornings and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is bottled after six months of aging on the lees.
2017 chateau palene $10
The Estate: Family farm from generation to generation for a century. The current owner is now the fourth generation. The chateau is situated in the heart of the Entre deux mers (between St Emilion and Sauternes). BEST BUY!
2017 CHATEAU GILLET $12
2018 CHATEAU CHATELIER $12
90% SEMILLON, 10% SAUVIGNON BLANC; This semillon dominant blend is an excellent value in white bordeaux, brimming with citrus and floral notes and a lovely roundness on the palate.