Freshly harvested sauvignon at chateau lusseauI visited Graves & Pessac-Léognan during harvest this year, and was really struck by the relative (for Bordeaux) good value that some wines represent – and by how invisible the white wines are in the UK – a great shame. My piece for Tim Atkin’s site goes into more detail:

Browsing the wine selection at Bordeaux airport is revealing. Unsurprisingly, the grand vins of the Médoc, St. Emilion and Pomerol take up most of the shelf space, with some more modest AOC Bordeaux choices and a clutch of rosés. But there’s one style that’s conspicuous by its absence – the white wines of Graves and Pessac-Léognan. Examine UK retail and restaurant lists and it’s a similar story. Why on earth are Bordeaux’s premium quality whites so under-represented?

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