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

This vintage underwent a dry autumn and winter with rather mild temperatures. Budburst was early (around 15 March). The rainfall that saved the "véraison" arrived at the end of July and was regular until August. The harvest took place under beautiful sunny days, warm and ventilated by South to South-East breezes which were ideal for the picking. Due to a demanding year in terms of selection, the harvest was low in quantity but of good quality.

Harvest

From September 25th to October 31st 2018

Winemaking

In temperature-controlled vats

Aging

6 months 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)