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La Tour Blanche

Sauternes & Barsac
Premier Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Conseil régional de Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Founded in the 18th century, Château La Tour Blanche is located in the commune of Bommes, in the heart of the prestigious Sauternes appellation.

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.

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Château  La Tour Blanche
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château  La Tour Blanche
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château La Tour Blanche
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The Château in figures
Area under wine

40 hectares


30,000 bottles


Gravel with a clay-limestone subsoil

Grape varieties

83 % Sémillon

12 % Sauvignon

5 % Muscadelle

Barrel ageing

16-18 months

New barrels: 100%

Second wine

Les Charmilles de La Tour Blanche