||White sweet from grapes with noble rot sweet
AOC Sauternes Premier Cru Classè
||10% Chardonnay, 90% Semillon
||This superb terroir, bathed in sunlight and embraced by autumnal mists generously supplied by the Ciron and Garonne rivers, benefits from ideal conditions for the development of noble rot.
|Composition of the land
||Sandy, gravelly soil whose stones capture the heat of the sun, helping the grapes to ripen more quickly.
||Harvesting is meticulous and painstaking: picking is staggered (the vines are inspected up to five times) to keep pace with Botrytis development, and clusters are most often only partially picked.
||In the cellar the long and intricate pressing process extracts the richest juice before it is vinified and slowly matured in oak barrels, where the precious liquid will remain for 18 to 24 months. Total control of fermentation, barrel by barrel, ensures that the aromas produced by the raisined, botrytised grapes are preserved intact.
||Price Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2009 € 31.50