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Sauternes Grand Cru Classé, Clos Haut Peyraguey, 1999

201.16 SGD




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Sommelier's Notes An amazing Sauternes Grand Cru Classé, a great vintage. Enjoy it with foie gras (or blue cheese, an amazing pairing!) Directly from the vineyard. Exclusively on The French Cellar
REGION: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes is an appellation from the Sauternais region in Bordeaux (65 km south of Bordeaux city). Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot
Region: Bordeaux
Estate: Clos Haut Peyraguey is a Sauternes Grand Cru Classé, owned by Bernard Magrez
Grapes: 90% Sémillon and 10% Sauvignon
Did you know?: Sauternes is one of the few wine regions in the world where noble rots happen. It’s thanks to its microclimate with the confluence of cold waters from Ciron river and those, warmer, of Garonne river. Noble rot is a fungus that causes grapes to lose nearly all of their water content. With the absence of water, the sugar becomes more concentrated; it’s why Botrytis grapes produce sweet wines. The Sauternes wine region comprises five communes: Barsac, Sauternes, Bommes, Fargues and Preignac
Specifications
Golden yellow with golden reflections
Amazing nose with aromas of pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit and notes of vanilla, fresh butter and brioche
Powerful and elegant palate, very flavorful with a good balance between sugar and acidity. A long finish
Wine service temperature: 10°. Maturity: ready to drink, up to 10 years cellaring
Foie gras, grilled lobster, blue cheese
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