Château Olivier 2018 (Blanc) Cru Classé de Graves

€192,00

Size | 1/2 CASE (6 BOTTLES @ 32.00€ PER BOTTLE)

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  • Product Description

      Appellation | Pessac-Léognan

      Classification | Cru Classé de Graves

      Grape | 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon

      Ageing | 12 months in barrels

      Tasting notes | Aromatic wine balanced with citrus. The wine has minerality and toasted nature. With more age, the minerality and creaminess of the flavours will come through

      Paring | Seafood, Asian foods and risotto. Personal favourite from the Chateau is a Monk Fish Curry

      Drinking | 2021-2040

      Critic notes/awards | 92/100 Jeffe Leve, 17/20 Vinum Wine Magazine 

       

      Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).

       

      The Château

      Chateau Olivier is in contention for one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. Bordeaux wine historians believe the estate dates back as far as the 11th century. Some ancient remnants of the original buildings can be seen close to the east pavilion on the lower portions of the property.
      Those ancient beginnings are how Chateau Olivier is actually one of the few castles in the Bordeaux region. There is even a moat and drawbridge as well. Chateau Olivier is worth the trip to see.
      The next era for Chateau Olivier came into being like many of the top Bordeaux chateau, through marriage and a dowry. In 1663, Pierre Penel, the Baron of La Brede married Marie de Lasserre. She was the daughter of the lord of Olivier. Her dowry was the vineyard that we know of today as Chateau Olivier.
      In 1882, there was a catastrophic fire and Chateau Olivier needed to be rebuilt. The new owners chose a Troubadour style, which was unique for not only Graves, but in Bordeaux as well. In 1867, Chateau Olivier was purchased by the mayor of Bordeaux, Alexandre de Bethmann. The de Bethmann family, which has their ancestral roots in Germany, own a very large banking operation, Bethmann Bank.
      Chateau Olivier was not the families first foray into owning a Bordeaux vineyard, at one point in time, they also owned Chateau Gruaud Larose in St. Julien. Chateau Olivier continues to remain the hands of the de Bethmann family today.
      Almost a century later, Chateau Olivier was officially listed as one of Gironde’s Sites Pittoresques and became a protected structure. In 1953, the chateau, its outbuildings, moat and fountains, were all classified as historic monuments.
      For a period of time, the negociant firm of Eschenhauer managed the wine making and sales, under a lease agreement which was terminated in 1981. Jean-Jacques de Bethmann managed Chateau Olivier until July, 2012, when he passes away. He was ably succeeded by his son, American born and educated, Alexandre de Bethmann, who has overseen a noticeable increase in quality, especially in their white wines

      Current owner: Bethmann family
      Soils: Clay-limestone and gravel soil 
      Farming: Hand harvested 
      Vines: On average 30 years of age

       

  • Shipping & Delivery Information
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      Subscription Deliveries

      Oui Cellar 3 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month (March, June, September and December). 

      Oui Cellar 6 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month closest to your sign up date and every 6 months thereafter. 

       

       

      Online Store Deliveries

      Cases from the online store will be shipped as soon as you make your purchase, no matter what date or time of year. 

       

       

      Where do we ship?

      We are currently shipping to France, UK, EU, and the USA. 

      If you have a query about shipping to your country please contact us info@ouicellar.com

      Our Southern Hemisphere friends, sit tight! We currently working through the getting the best shipping and tax rates so we can ship to you in 2022. Stay tuned *and thirsty. 

       

       

      Shipping & Taxes

      Oui Cellar partners with a specialist wine shipping company to ensure your premium wines are transported and delivered in perfect condition. Insurance is included in the costs, in the very unlikely scenario that something goes wrong in the process, you are 100% covered.

      Shipping rates & taxes vary according to Country in accordance with local tax & governance. Relevant charges are applied at checkout. As a guide, costs for France, UK and USA below:

       

      FRANCE

      UK

      USA

      BRONZE

      € 28.85

      € 65.00

      € 90.28

      SILVER

      € 31.85

      € 65.00

      € 59.95

      GOLD

      FREE

      € 40.00

      € 50.00

       

       

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