The history of the Bages estate dates back to the very old hamlet of Bages which gathered generations of winegrowers. The land of Bages is mentioned since the 16th century on the burrows of Lafite. Formerly owned by the illustrious Lynch family, of Irish origin, the estate was bought in 1934 by Jean-Charles Cazes. His grandson, Jean-Michel, began his restructuring in 1974, endowing it with leading technical equipment, while retaining the old vat, a witness of the nineteenth century. It was under his leadership that Lynch-Bages gained the eminently generous and profound character we know today. Criticism is unanimous: this fifth vintage flirts with the best second-growth wines of the appellation. The philosophy of wine is here deployed in the service of the Cazes family’s vision of an “art of living wine”.
Located at the gates of Pauillac and overlooking the Gironde estuary, the vineyard Lynch-Bages extends on the Bages plateau, one of the most beautiful ridges of the town. Born in 1990, “Blanc de Lynch-Bages” is the result of blending the three traditional white grape varieties of the Bordeaux appellation: Sauvignon (60%), Sémillon (27%) and Muscadelle (13%). planted on some eight parcels of the historical terroir of Lynch-Bages and encompassing a total of 5.5 hectares. As soon as the settling is complete, the juices are put in barrels or their alcoholic fermentation is quickly triggered, with a temperature regulated at 18 ° C thanks to a cooling system built into each drum. Only 25% of the batches follow their vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The oxidation is limited and the aromatic freshness preserved throughout the breeding. In all, 70% of the wine is aged in barrels, 50% of which is in new barrels. In April, after 6 months of aging, the wine is raised in vats for bottling. Fermentation and aging in barrels, used with precision, give the wine fine woody and vanilla notes that contribute to their aromatic complexity.
At the tasting, Blanc de Lynch-Bages combines aromas of citrus and white peaches, with finely woody notes. On the palate, it combines freshness and vigor with a round and elegant seating that gives way to a final on a discreet mineral note.