On a nice complexity with notes of white peach, mango and staves, bouquet announces a full mouth, well structured and long, which combine the flavors of Sauvignon (two thirds of the assembly) and fat Semillon. Already very pleasant, this bottle will peak - and his second star - in a few years. "(Hachette Wine Guide 2013) The vine and wine at Château Carbonnieux belong to a long history that dates back to the thirteenth. The Benedictine monks of the abbey Sainte Croix de Bordeaux and big families Ferron and Bouchereau marked their mark on the life of this area. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired and restored the castle which the denomination Cru was confirmed in 1959. Antony Perrin, his son, continued improvements and ensures that internationally renowned wine. Today, Eric and Philibert, his children, administer the family estate. White Carbonnieux vineyard castle is located on the clay-limestone slopes of the famous ridge of Garonne gravel. It is on these rare and sought land that produced the best white wines of which the typicality is recognized for centuries. Young, white Carbonnieux charm by their freshness, purity and aromatic intensity both fruity and floral. Aging, they develop notes of dried and candied fruit that offer a wide range of gastronomic marriage. What progress accomplished by this castle, now one of the best known Graves, which was the basis of a simple Périgord farm Léognan! Location: Pessac Leognan,. Area: 42 hectares (White). Soil: Graves deep and chalky clay. Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Semillon. Average age of vines: 30 years. Winemaking: Size double Guyot. Manual harvesting. Sort on foot and in the winery. Slow pressing or skin contact. Cold settling. Fermentation in barrels. Ageing: 10 months in barrels with stirring with 30% new barrels. Vineyard management: reasoned culture. Wine and food pairing: This wine wonderfully fresh salmon with dill, the Saint-Jacques saffron fennel, fish curry or saffron sauce, filet of sole in Nantua or fisherman risotto. Gault Millau: 17.5 / 20. Gilbert & Gaillard 95/100. Lemon yellow dress. Delicate nose with accents of almond, sweet spices, grapefruit. In the mouth a timid first attack, a more expressive evolution. A dense wine, picked up whose final brings more aromatic complexity. A wait. Bettane + Desseauve: 17/20. La Revue des Vins de France: 16.5 / 20. Hachette Guide: 1 * - highly successful wine. Wine Spectator: 89-92 / 100.