Last Spring, while attending Prowein in Germany, I came across the Graves Association of Bordeaux “highlights” table where I had the opportunity to taste about 30-40 different Graves white wines. The wine on offer today immediately captured my attention and I tracked down the producer, Chateau La Rose Sarron, and struck up a conversation.
“La Magine” is an unoaked blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.
A beautiful white effusive with pretty gooseberry, classic Graves river stone, honeyed melon, and jalapeo nose with hints of lemon blossom and jasmine white florals reaching up from underneath. Deftly balanced on entry with that distinct Semillon beeswax uplifting chalky lemon and tangerine against a backdrop of medium acidity leading into a crystalline minerality finish of medium length. Lots of youth still in the bottle, more to come for the patient among us.