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A great terroir that confirms its quality.
Well-balanced and fruity, a delicious, very stylish sweet white wine.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION : In the heart of Graves, on one of the region’s characteristic gravelly hillocks, the vineyard is planted on a south-east facing slope, looking out over the undulating landscape of Sauternes and the Entre-deux-Mers.
AREA : 3 hectares.
TERROIR : Clay-limestone and gravel.
GRAPE VARIETIES : Sémillon 80%. Sauvignon 10%. Muscadelle 10%.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 40 years.
PLANTING DENSITY : 5,500 vines per hectare.
GROWING METHODS : Short Bordeaux-style “à côt” pruning. Ploughing and controlled grassing. Removal of leaves.
YIELD : 35 hl/hectare.
HARVEST : Manual with sorting of the harvest in the vineyard. Botrytized grapes.
VINIFICATION : Direct pressing. Cold settling. Slow fermentation in stainless-steel vats at 17°C.
MATURING : Maturing on fine lees for 18 months.
PACKAGING : Cardboard boxes of 12 horizontal “export” bottles. Cardboard boxes of 6 horizontal bottles.
TASTING NOTE : Powerful, fruity nose with notes of apricot and honey. Well-rounded, fresh palate, good length with lingering flavours.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING : Aperitif, foie gras, poultry. Open in advance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : 10°C.
AGEING POTENTIAL : 15 years.