Dry white bordeaux as salvation


Tasting hundreds of samples isn't always the best way to get to know wine. At a recent dry white bordeaux seminar organised by the Institute of Masters of Wine in London, the wines were few but the insights were plentiful. 

Pierre-Olivier Clouet of Ch Cheval Blanc began. Their journey towards a dry white wine began in 2006 when they purchased an 8.5 hectare estate in front of the property then known as Ch Tour du Pin. On finding that 1.5 of these hectares had soil identical to their existing vineyard, they subsumed it into their main estate for the grand...