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La Tour Blanche
A previous owner, Daniel “Osiris” Iffla, left the estate to the French government in 1907, on the condition that a tuition-free School of Viticulture and Oenology be created there.
The estate overlooks the Ciron river (a tributary of the Garonne), which is responsible for the unique microclimate that gives rise to the famous “noble rot”.
Rigorous management in the vineyard (sustainable viticulture, traceability, waste water treatment, etc.) and the cellar (new barrels, temperature control, etc.) reflect the harmony that has been found between traditional and modern methods. This is essential for making a wine worthy of First Growth status.
La Tour Blanche’s style achieves a perfect balance between concentration and freshness, with impressive finesse and elegance. For all these reasons, Château La Tour Blanche unquestionably deserves its rank as the first of the First Growths in the 1855 classification.
Gravel with a clay-limestone subsoil
83 % Sémillon
12 % Sauvignon
5 % Muscadelle
New barrels: 100%
Les Charmilles de La Tour Blanche