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Château Fontebride AOC Sauternes SCE Chateau Haut Bergeron, 2017




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2017 Château Fontebride is a vibrant golden colour and a wine that exudes class with fresh apricot and vanilla aromas. It is elegant with a long finish. Six hectares of vines with an average age of 50 years are cultivated on gravelly soils with a clay subsoil in the commune of Bommes in Sauternes. It is produced from 90% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. Up to six successive pickings were carried out in each plot selecting individual grapes which had been attacked by noble rot. Noble rot develops in the particular conditions in Sauternes where a thick morning fog slowly burns off during the day during harvest, allowing the fungus to grow and spread on the ripe grapes. Grapes become concentrated and develop more complex flavours as a result. These produce a thick syrupy juice when pressed which is fermented to produce a wine with 14% alcohol and 125g/l of residual sweetness.

Light oak
Lot: 1387 375 ml
M7 D9
Opimian suggests
Intense ripe fruits, citrus Fresh peaches, apricot, vanilla
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