2016 Chateau Laulerie, Bergerac Sec, Bordeaux

Press and Tasting Notes

Just outside Bordeaux in a sleepy region called Bergerac comes this terrific value white. Bottled young to retain the fresh vibrant flavors, this Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend is classic white Bordeaux style. Accents of grapefruit, melon and classic lemon-lime fill the glass. Wonderful juicy acidity supports the fruit flavors which together ar ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured June 26, 2017

THE REVIEW

Sancerre is always a crowd pleaser. Well made Sancerre for under $25 per bottle is nearly impossible to find. But for under $15 per bottle, we have a Sancerre slayer that is a delicious alternative.
    You cannot overlook Chateau Laulerie as a great Sancerre substitute. Laulerie actually hails from Bergerac, a sleepy little region immediately east of Bordeaux and is often confused as a sub-region of its famous neighbor. But this stunning dry wine has many of the delicious Sancerre qualities and must be added to your list of warmer weather whites.
    Unlike Sancerre, which is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, white Bordeaux are typically a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, two classic white Bordeaux varietals that complement each other when paired. The raciness and zest of Sauvignon Blanc plus the creamy texture of Semillon provide a fantastic alternative to Sancerre.
    Crisp, dry and lively, Chateau Laulerie displays accents of grapefruit, melon and classic lemon-lime. Wonderful juicy acidity supports the fruit flavors, which together are quite mouthwatering. This wine has a simple elegance that makes it at home with salads and light fare and can stand up to seafood such as crab, sushi, halibut or any of your favorites.
    If white wine from the Bordeaux region is not a part of your white wine repertoire, you are really missing out. Enjoy!Read More »