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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 0,375L 2016

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 0,375L 2016

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0,375 l  -  14.00% vol.
Chateau d'Yquem
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95
RP
98
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99
The bouquet is amazingly suble, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamom, saffron, and liquorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc).
The first impression of Chateau d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate". This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always mantains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony.
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Name Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 0,375L 2016
Type White dessert wine from grapes with noble rot dessert wine semi-aromatic
Classification
Year 2016
Size 0,375 l
Country
Region Bordeaux
Grape varieties 20% Sauvignon, 80% Semillon
History The only one Premier Grand Cru Sauternes from the 1855.
Origin Sauternes
Climate The region has an oceanic climate tempered by its distance from the Atlantic.
Soil composition Layers of clay, sand, and gravel are piled atop one another like plates of varying size amd thickness. The topography consists of gentle slopes, called croupes in French.
Yield per hectare 9 hl/ha
Harvest Grapes have been harvested the same way at Chateau d'Yquem for centuries. At vintage time, the chateau's work force increases by 140 piclers, divided into four groups. The scour the entire vineyard for grapes that are both botrytised and have attained maximum concentration. Harvesting at Yquem calls for picking in several waves.
Production technique As soon as they are picked, the grapes are quickly trasported to the cellar, where they are pressed several times. This is essential to extract highly-concentrated juice. Different lots of grape must are blended every evening and then put into new barrels.
Vinification Alcolic fermentation naturally come to a halt after 3-4 week, leaving about 125 g/l of residual sugar.
Ageing After the fermentation the wine is ready to go undergo a very long period of barrel ageing, during which gentle oxidation takes place via the pores in the oak, releasing wonderful aromas and flavours. The wine is racked every three months throughout this process. Racking consists of separating the wine from the lees at the bottom of the barrel. The wine finishes ageing in barrel and is bottled in the fourh spring after the vintage.
Alcohol content 14.00% by volume
Sulphites Contains sulphites
On offer Price Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 0,375L 2016 € 203.50  ex VAT

Chateau d'Yquem

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Château d'Yquem is a Premier Grand Cru wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rat...
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