Castelnau de Suduiraut is a fresher style Sauternes with great personality. It is produced from younger vines but mostly from carefully-selected parcels within the vineyard of Suduiraut.
The team at the Suduiraut estate, passionate about their work are united in the pursuit of their goal: to extract from this great vineyard one of the world’s finest wines.
92% Sémillon – 8% Sauvignon blanc
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Pressing – removal of the lees from the must and clarification of the grape juice. Fermentation in new French oak barrels with temperature control (24°C) during 2 to 3 weeks.
In French oak barrels for 16 months, with 10% of new barrel, 90% old barrels
Castelnau de Suduiraut 2012 has a beautiful and very bright straw yellow colour. The discreet nose at the beginning reveals delicate scents of white melliferous flowers, aromatic herbs, citron and a touch of vanilla. The palate is smooth and elegant, with fresh citrus fruits, spices, and woody notes nicely blended. Generous, smooth, without heaviness leading to a refreshing finish, with accents of lemon confit and white pepper. Long finish which shows all the work accomplished in this difficult year. Residual sugar: 110 g/l
Perfect match to foie gras, scallops, crème brulées and some cheeses such as Roquefort or comté.