||White sweet from withered grapes sweet
||Formerly owned by the King of France (successor of the King of England in 1453), the Bastor estate was transferred in 1711 to Sieur Vincent de La Montaigne, Counsellor to the Bordeaux Parliament. The estate kept the name of the first owner family (La Montaigne became "Lamontagne") to which would later be added the name of Bastore (now "Bastor"). Bastor-Lamontagne was bought in 1839 by the Larrieu family, who had already owned Château Haut Brion since 1836 and Château Pick. Winegrowing became the main activity. This wine is made from the vines of Château Bastor-Lamontagne, a famous vintage of the Sauternes appellation.
|Composition of the land
||Siliceous-gravelly over a limestone base.
||The musts were extracted, using a pneumatic press and fermented in barrels (50% of the crop) or in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (18-20 °C), after a light settling of the must at low temperature.
||After the fermentation, the wines were aged on their lees for several months.
||This is a lovely promise for this wine, which will go perfectly with a gambas risotto or the traditional cheese platter.
||Price Chateau Bastor Lamontagne Sauternes 2013 € 35.20