La Grande Cuvée

The grapes are handpicked in several waves at peak ripeness.
Traditional vinification and aging of the best lots in barrels and vats reveal the excellence of this dry white wine.

Vintages
  • Each plot was handpicked at peak ripeness, into small crates (3 to 5 waves of harvesting in the same rows) from 09/13/2013 to 10/05/2013,

  • 70 % sémillon, 30 % sauvignon

  • Each plot is harvested at peak ripeness. Grapes carefully gone over in three to five waves.
    Slow pressing in a pneumatic winepress, without destemming or maceration.
    Débourbage (cold settling) by gravity flow in cold room.
    Ageing (6 months) : 25 % i n barrels – 75 % in litle thermoregulated vats – with bâtonnage (stirring the lees).

  • 18th century style 75 cl Bx bottle
    high quality cartons tailor made for 6 bottles stored on their side

Tasting

Shiny Gold, beautiful glints, beautiful light…
Intense nose of candied citrus, passion fruit. Lemongrass aromas and great freshness.
On the palate, full and energetic wine. The richness of taste and acid balance and the acid freshness are very well balanced. Delicate environment of white fruits and exotic fruits. Beautiful ripeness. Very good balance.
Delicious to drink now but can also wait 2 years in the cellar.
10 ° C

Press

  • Wine Advocate - Robert M. PARKER. Jr. #214 Aug 2014

(88-89) Drink: 2014 – 2017
The 2013 Lune d’Argent is a blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc offering lots of exotic mango, pineapple and Mandarin orange notes in its aromatics, crisp acidity, and a medium-bodied, fresh, lively mouthfeel. Both these offerings can be drunk over the next 2-3 years, although they may last a lot longer.
This is a project of Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier.

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  • WINE SPECTATOR - James MOLLESWORTH

Bordeaux White Clos des Lunes Lune d’Argent 2013
Region: Bordeaux
Designation: Barrel Tasting.
Rather ripe and plump overall, with lime curd and kiwifruit flavors leading the way for pear eau de vie, creamed green apple and fennel notes. Offers a lush feel on the finish. Score range: 88-91 –JM

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  • James SUCKLING

Clos des Lunes Bordeaux blanc Lune d’Argent (tasting note ; Date: February 10th, 2016)

This is very flavorful yet bright and vibrant with sliced apple and honey aromas and flavors. Long and intense. Seamless. Fabulous white. Drink now. Score 93.

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