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Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Blanc 2011

by Nannette Eaton on March 8, 2013

“We must leave this terrifying place tomorrow and go searching for sunshine.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Chateau Ballan Larquette Bordeaux white wine a semillion savignon blanc blend from France

Wine. Terrifying? For the general public, it can be. So many, brands, so many labels, so many rules, rituals and misconceptions. Like the myth that “Bordeaux wines are super-expensive.” Sure, they’re a few grand crus that are prohibitively expensive, but 85% of all Bordeaux wines are $25 dollars or less.

Case in point, take the Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux for example. It’s a bottle of sunshine for under $15 USD. Crisp and clean with notes of citus it’s an easy drinking wine – not at all terrifying! The perfect pairing? Artichoke & Feta Tarts with Tomato Salad. The music match? “Afraid Not Scared” from Ryan Adams from the album Love is Hell.

The details: 12.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation:BordeauxBlanc. Grapes: sauvignon blanc and semillon. Retail: approximately $11-15 USD. Producer: Vignobles Chaigne et Fils. Importer: Exclusive Imports. This was a media sample provided by the trade organization Planet Bordeaux for editorial consideration.

photo credit: EatonAlive ©2013