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Wine from Sauternes

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Wine from Sauternes

Sauternes region of France, just slightly South of Bordeaux, which is most recognized for producing superior sweet wines. Sauternes cultivates and produces the most famous and premium dessert wines. Grapes grown in Sauternes are mainly Semillon, but one can also find small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Gris.  Semillon allows for a full bodied structure with notes of stone fruit, honeysuckle, and beeswax in Sauternes wine, while the Sauvignon Blanc gives earthy tones to the nose and valuable acidity for freshness. Traditional wines from Sauternes are a rich deep yellow color and increases to a rich tawny when aged in the bottle. Sauternes winemakers have a particularly interesting method of producing such fantastic dessert wines, botrytis. Under ideal circumstances, the grapes will be subjected to “noble rot” where the fungus dries out the grape and naturally concentrates the grape’s sugar content. Sauternes climate of dewy early daytime effects combined with temperate and arid afternoons gives the best environment for botrytis to form. Appellation laws in Sauternes regulate the harvesting of the grapes when they reach a weight of 221 grams per liter. Sauternes carry a very high risk in production due to the longer periods on the vine, allowing fungus to form, and lengthy time in a barrel. Good vintages that rely on nothing but nature for the sweetness and flavor are extremely prestigious and often come with a higher price tag.

 

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Chateau Hallet Sauternes 2018

Hallet Sauternes is made from 100% Sémillon.
With delicate aromas of honey, citrus, crystallized fruit and acacia, it makes a good match not only for desserts, but also for foie gras, roasted meats and blue cheeses.

It makes a delicious aperitif when served chilled.


Chateau Hallet Sauternes 2018 (half-bottle)

Hallet Sauternes is made from 100% Sémillon.
With delicate aromas of honey, citrus, crystallized fruit and acacia, it makes a good match not only for desserts, but also for foie gras, roasted meats and blue cheeses.

It makes a delicious aperitif when served chilled.


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