About the Producer
Located in the southwest of the town & appellation of Montagne St Emilion, Chateau Maison Blanche is one of the most beautiful wine-growing estates in the region. Francoise Rapin inherited the property in 1972. Since 2009, her children are managing the estate.
After the 2005 harvest, they made the decision to convert all their vineyards to organic agriculture and 2009 was the first wines made from grapes of organic agriculture.
Overview of the Wine
Aged in second time French oak barrels for 15 months
Les Piliers de Maison Blanche is the second wine of the estate. The wine has a structured nose of dark red fruits, which is dense and for-ward. On the palate flavors of rich blueberry, black berry and light acidity. This certified Bio-Dynamic wine is very pure finishing with elegant tannins.
Pair with rich cheese and cold cuts. Rich seafood dishes, scallops and cream sauces. Grilled meats and lighter vegetables.
Grape / Blend
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc
Montagne, St. Emilion, France
92 Points - Ian Blackburn
A plump, juicy, dense, blockbuster 2016 Bordeaux classic...heavy clay texture, dense cherry fruits, textural mouthfeel with Cabernet Franc artistry with strokes of pencil lead, graphite, right bank minerality. So good now.
90 Points - Wine Advocate
The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Maison Blanche is a little youthfully shy to begin, opening out to subtle kirsch, blackberries and cassis notes with wafts of wild sage, underbrush and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with juicy red and black berry flavors, with a grainy frame and refreshing finish.
Product size: 750ml