About This Wine
Among the great names of Bordeaux, Baron Rothschild is among the most familiar.
Year after year, wines bearing the Rothschild label are among the best of their type, whether red or white. The “Reserve Speciale” Bordeaux Rouge and Bordeaux Blanc, for instance, are made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in Bordeaux, primarily the Entre-Deux-Mers area.
Entre-Deux-Mers translates to “between two seas,” although the “seas” in this case actually are rivers: the Garonne and Dordogne. The appellation within an appellation stretches from just west of the city of Bordeaux to outside Bergerac. Through much of its history, the vineyards were devoted primarily to white varieties. But since the mid-20th century, it has been known for both white and red wines.
The 2010 “Reserve Speciale” Bordeaux Blanc is a tasty blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc that’s aromatic, lively, fresh and easy to drink. It’s another benchmark wine from Baron Rothschild.
About White Blend
- Grape Composition:60% Semillon and40% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:France’s Bordeaux Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Pineapple, Pear, Quinceand a Hint of Herbs
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionveal dishes, or grilled chicken breast.
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of "topping" recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut or salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux or almost any white blend. Get The Recipe