Suduiraut Sauternes 1er GCC 2011 Demi

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Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon | Bordeaux | France | Dessert Wine | Chateau Suduiraut | 2011 | 0,375 L | 13,5 %
About
Suduiraut Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé 2011 is a sweet white wine, crafted from a blend of primarily Sémillon and a smaller proportion of Sauvignon Blanc grapes, sourced from the prestigious Sauternes appellation in Bordeaux, France. This wine epitomizes the luxurious and complex character of Sauternes, known for its botrytized (noble rot) grapes that create intense sweetness and depth. The 2011 vintage showcases the exceptional quality and meticulous craftsmanship of Château Suduiraut, a first growth estate recognized for producing some of the finest dessert wines in the world.
Producer
The Château Suduiraut winery is located in the Pregnac commune, and its vineyards border the vineyards of the d'Yquem winery. The history of the estate begins in the 15th century. Only a separate wing has survived from the original building - in the 16th century, the estate was destroyed by Duke D'Epron. The château gained its modern appearance in the 17th century thanks to the Suduiro family, who also commissioned the impressive design of the gardens from Le Nôtre. In 1855, the Suduiraut winery received the 1er Cru Classé classification. The 90 hectare Suduiraut vineyard grows Sémillon (80%) and Sauvignon Blanc (20%) grapes. The grapes are harvested in several passes and fermented in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 50 hectoliters. Then the wine is aged in small barriques (33% new) for 24 months.
Tasting notes

Suduiraut Sauternes 1er GCC 2011 reveal a rich bouquet of apricot, honey, and dried pineapple, complemented by notes of orange blossom, vanilla, and a touch of spice. On the palate, it offers a full-bodied and luscious texture with balanced acidity, featuring flavors of candied citrus, mango, and crème brûlée, leading to a long, opulent finish. This wine is celebrated for its depth, complexity, and the harmonious interplay between its sweetness and vibrant acidity.

Pairing

Suduiraut Sauternes 1er GCC 2011 pairs beautifully with rich desserts such as tarte Tatin, crème brûlée, or blue cheese, where its sweetness and acidity enhance the flavors and textures. It also complements foie gras and spicy Asian cuisine, providing a luxurious and balanced contrast that elevates the dining experience.

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Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. The variety produces lightly colored, aromatic dry white wines with fresh acidity. Synonyms: Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Bianco, Muskat-Silvaner, Muskat-Sylvaner.
This appellation is home for elite dessert wines that are produced only from grapes with a high natural residual sugar level. Only Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Gris grapes can become a Sauternes wine - they obtain the high natural residual sugar level due to Botrytis cinerea or the so called "noble rot". The production is rather complex - grapes are picked out one by one. Some years harvesting can last up to a month. After that wine is aged in oak barrels up to three years. The result is an exquisite, fresh, juicy and golden dessert wine with white flower, honey and citrus notes. It is exactly the high level of acidity and sweetness that makes these wines perfectly balanced and exclusive samples.
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