Château Les Charmes Godard (Blanc)
Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux
The vineyard, acquired by Nicolas Thienpont in 1988, produces a dry wine made like a great Bordeaux white, which has helped to boost the appellation’s revival. The predominance of Semillon and the winemaking techniques used (fermentation in 500L barrels, maturation on the lees for six months) give the wine intensity and liveliness.
Terroir: primarily limestone-clay soils with some loamy soils over marl subsoil
Area: 5.5 ha
Production: about 15 000 bottles
Grape varieties: 60% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon gris, 15% Sauvignon blanc