The clay-gravel soil over deep stony subsoil is what makes the vineyards of the Graves region of Bordeaux so unique. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc do particularly well planted there. At Chateau des Perligues the vineyards have 75 acres of white wine grapes. The white wine is a blend of 70% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a very modern approach. No oak barrel aging but the fruit and expression of the soil shines through with refreshing crispness. It has a beautiful pale color with golden hints. The nose shows floral and wet stone scents. The palate shows citrus, jasmine flowers, melon and wet gravel.