Straw bright yellow in glass, aromatic is citrus and honey followed by the stony dry minerality of Sauvingnon Blanc, tempers by a dash of Semillion which gives it roundness, pleasure on the palate...
In an effort to quench my literal and professional thirst for white wine in Bordeaux, I have now arrived in the
‘Pellegrue’ sector, near the commune of Landerrouat, in the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers. My mentor and friend,
Stéphane Derenoncourt, started this project in four gravelly-clay and limestone parcels that are harvested by
hand, and vinified separately, employing a slow press and temperature controlled fermentations via wild yeast, in
stainless steel tanks.
The name pierre angulaire is how one says ‘cornerstone’ in French. In older days, as one set out to build a house, an
offering of wine was often placed on that key block of stone, from which all the future stones were to be balanced.
It was symbolic of the produce of the people who were to live in that place and the means of their subsistence.
Suffice it to say, white wine is a cornerstone in any house I’m going to live in, and now, I have my pierre angulaire