A unique blend of Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, the grape are cold soaked for 24 hours before being pneumatically pressed. Sporting a blond and greenish hue, this is a ripe Sauvignon with aromas of citrus, passion fruit (from the Sauvignon Gris) and daisies. This is a crisp, yet rich aperitif wine or a natural companion to shellfish and light fish. The Cotes de Blaye has quite a different feel than Pauillac (which is just a few miles away across the Garonne estuary). No Chateaux or Aston-Martins here. We are in Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde, at the very top of the Bordelais Appellation, which looks more like the Cognac region than Bordeaux (the winery is only 4 miles South the Charentes-Maritime border and 15 miles North of Blaye). Historically, this part of the Bordelais was filled with pine trees, acacia and was very much fox heaven, hence the name Grand Renard (big fox).