Bordeaux is the reference point for dry white wines based on the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. Here in this storied region, these legendary whites achieve levels of fruit intensity and aromatic freshness like nowhere else in the world. It is this pride of place and the honor of farming this esteemed land that drives Even Steven to strive for the pinnacle of quality with their classically styled, traditionally made Bordeaux Blanc.
On first pour, Even Steven shows beguiling aromas of citrus and stone fruit, freshly cut grass and a hint of smoke. On the palate this Bordeaux Blanc shows very typical flavors of lemon, grapefruit, lime and green apples with a medium body and clean finish, where an herbaceous note adds complexity and reminds the taster of the wine’s aristocratic origins. In Bordeaux, white blends such as Even Steven are traditionally served with seafood and poultry, a custom that we encourage you to share in.
Hundreds of years ago, the marshy swampland around the riverbanks of the Garonne River was drained to create additional room for viticulture. Imagine the elation the pioneers of Bordeaux winemaking must have experienced in realizing their new region’s potential…to create some of the most treasured wine in the world!
The great white wines of Bordeaux are still, to this day, grown within a short distance of this great river. This proximity to a major body of water provides a respite for the vines from the Southern French heat of summertime. The best vineyards, such as those that grow Even Steven, are planted in a sandy, gravelly soil that reminds one of the region’s recent past, underwater. In the same way as the hand of man can unalterably change a physical landscape to meet their courageous vision and needs, so can Even Steven redefine your expectation of a region and it’s capability to produce wines that are just as splendid and magnificent as the land that grew them.
Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested early in the season, ensuring brisk, refreshing natural acidity in the blend. Our Semillon is harvested a few weeks later, after flavors have had a chance to fully develop, producing a deep, rich wine. Both varieties are fermented separately and aged in stainless steel until dry, before being racked, blended and bottled.