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Domaine de L'Alliance Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2012
(Bordeaux, France)

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About This Wine:

  • Grapes are farmed organically (domaine is in the 3-year conversion process)
  • Harvest is done 100% by hand, in anywhere from four to seven passes through the vineyards (depends on the propagation of botrytis for each vintage)
  • All fruit goes through a rigorous sorting and selection process, all by hand
  • Grapes are pressed very slowly by pneumatic press (between 4-5 hours)
  • Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts, in 1-2 year-old barrels

Bordeaux Sec:

  • Vinified in barrels that have seen at least three passages of wine
  • Raised sur lie with regular stirring of the lies for a year before bottling

Technical Information

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation(s): Sauternes
Producer: Valerie & Daniel Alibrand
Founded: 2005
Annual Production: Varies greatly vintage to vintage
Farming: Organic (Certified starting with 2013 vintage)
Blend: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillo

Ratings & Reviews

Vinous Media:
"Daniel Alibrand is one of Sauternes' unheralded artisans, and his wines are well worth seeking out. His 2011 is shaping up nicely with a very composed bouquet that exhibits fine minerality, if not the intensity of either his 2009 or 2010." - Neal Martin (Apr 2012)