|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Sauternes and Barsac|
Jean-Marie Guffens of White Burgundy fame recently bought Chateau Closiot in Barsac and is now producing a dry white wine there called C de Sec. The breakthrough vintage was the 2020 which received a rave review in the Wine Advocate. None was produced in 2021.
The 2022 vintage was made from a blend of 60% Semillon with 30% Savignon Gris and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. It will be bottled in July 2023 and availble for delivery in September.
This is made from 2/3 Semillon and the rest Sauvignon Gris with a little Sauvignon Blanc. It was vinified entirely in barrel with 25% new oak. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The nose is smoky and complex in this year's C de Sec, a little matchstick reduction complementing notes of beeswax, baked apple and mandarin. Fleshy on the palate, with honeyed peach and lemon curd, there is more toasty struck flint in an energetic and impressively deep wine for a hot vintage. Long and spicy on the finish, Jean-Marie Guffens has woven his magic into this dry Barsac, it offers excellent value for money at this price point.