Le Petit Haut Lafitte Sauvignon Blanc Pessac 2015

£34.00

For centuries, locals in a small corner of Pessac Leognan have followed a singular tradition to appoint apprentice winemakers. While coveted, the apprenticeship comes with responsibility, and those chosen have...

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For centuries, locals in a small corner of Pessac Leognan have followed a singular tradition to appoint apprentice winemakers. While coveted, the apprenticeship comes with responsibility, and those chosen have no say. The position is decided by fate.


Every five years, youths gather outside the vineyard to file past the Master of Ceremonies. As they pass, an ancient beret once worn by the region's most esteemed vigneron is placed upon their head. Tiny as he was, the beret is generally too small. But, each time the beret drops snuggly on a bonce a new apprentice is proclaimed. As they say, raising a glass, "if the Haut Lafittes, wear it!"


Grapes for this white wine are hand-picked into small crates before being pressed in an oxygen-free environment, so as to best preserve the aromatic potential of the fruit. Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new oak, after a cold settling of the juices. Created during the blending process of Chateau Smith Haut Lafite, Le Petit Haut Lafite is vinified and aged with the same care as the Grand Vin. All the production techniques for these two wines are identical from vineyard to the cellar.


Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac has a clear and brilliant yellow colour with an open nose that expresses complex citrus and apricot notes. The influence of the two varietals is evident on the palate with the freshness and dynamics typical of a Sauvignon Blanc, associated with a roundness that is provided by the Semillon.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.