Sauternes is a region outside Bordeaux that has misty mornings and sunny afternoons. In this micro-climate grows a fungus—botrytis cinerea, aka “Noble Rot”—that attacks very ripe grapes and shrivels them into tiny sugary orbs. The sweet, fermented juice pressed from these grapes is used to produce the legendary dessert wines of Sauternes. Very few places in the world have the micro-climate to produce this wine, and only small batches can be produced as each grape yields a tiny volume of juice.
Chateau Suduiraut is one of the privileged few wineries in the world capable of making this rare and famous dessert wine. Although rich and sweet, the acidity is high, so the wine will never be cloying. The perfect balance!
Varietals: 90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Nose: Pineapple, pear, honey and caramel notes
Palate: Full bodied and sweet, the tropical fruits, stone fruit and coconut are lush on the palate
Appellation: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Brand: Gilt Wine