Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 'Les Hauts de Smith' Blanc 2019Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
The story of Château Smith Haut Lafitte began in the medieval 14th century when there was the first record of any deeds of the estate, vines included. As history goes, the estate changed hands quite a bit; a Scottish wine merchant purchased it in the mid-18th century and named it after himself. A gentleman by the name of Lodi acquired the estate later on—this same man was also the mayor of Bordeaux and a signer of the official 1855 classification. Fast forward to today; Florence and Daniel Cathiard fell in love with the estate, intending to continue its legacy of excellence. One daughter, Mathilde, and husband founded a company that utilizes the vine cuttings and grape seeds in a range of beauty care products. This epic history reinstates the legacy this chateau continues to carry on.
Traditionally, a Bordeaux Blanc is a blended wine, though “Les Hauts de Smith” is simply Sauvignon Blanc. This may be considered the winery’s entry level white, but the care and quality is just as great as that of their best. The aging process is lengthy as the wine spends one year on its lees in French oak barrels, half of which are new.