Chateau Laville Sauternes 2011

£17.99

REGIONAL SWEET BORDEAUX TROPHY - DWWA 2015/GOLD - DWWA 2015

TASTING NOTE

A bright, golden wine that opens with intense aromas of candied fruits, honey and spice. Rich and unctuous on the palate, it retains lovely delicacy and is perfectly balanced. The fresh, long finish has a lively citrus twist to round it off.

Chateau Laville has 14 hectares of vineyard in Sauternes, in the commune of  Preignac, on gravel soils underpinned with limestone. The best plots are used to make the Grand Vin of Laville. The vines are approximately 35 years old. As with Delmond, Jean-Christophe passes through the vineyard five times to ensure that only the most botrytis-ravaged, or nobly rotten, grapes are selected.

The grapes were pressed using pneumatic and vertical hydraulic presses. Fermentation took place at 20-22°C, in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was subsequently aged in new 400 litre French oak casks for 30 months.

 

85% Semillon
12% Sauvignon Blanc
3% Muscadelle
13.5% abv
37.5cl

 

Chateau Laville Sauternes 2011
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