Nose

Fruity on the nose. Quince aromas shine through, combined with lychee and green apple notes plus a touch of beeswax.

Palate

Fruity and juicy with a good structure of acidity and a rounded style. This wine offers up crystallised citrus and green apple notes, with some lighter exotic fruit touches and a hint of orange.

Growing Conditions

After a mild, rainy winter and a cool spring, promising quantities of grapes began to develop. Despite generally cool weather, flowering took place in pleasant sunny conditions in mid-June. Summer descended suddenly, providing ideal growing conditions for the vines. After a dry July, sunshine hit record levels, and August temperatures peaked at nearly 30°C throughout the month, ensuring early ripening.

Harvest

From Septembre 17th to October 22nd 2016

Winemaking

In temperature-controlled vats

Aging

6 month in oak barrels

Food Pairing

Asian food, roasted turkey, cheeses, desserts In cocktail (Long drink : 2 servings of Sauternes, 1 serving of light tonic or sparkling water, 1 slice of pressed lime. Short drink : iced Sauternes, 1 slice of orange zest)