Appellation : SauternesSoil : siliceous, sandy with a gravel clayey textureSurface : 28 ha at Fargues and PreignacGrape Varieties : 68 % Sémillon  32 % SauvignonAverage of the Vineyard : 40 yearsDensity of Plants : 6 600 vines/haAlcohol : 13,4 %Yield : 17 hl/haProduction : 30 000 bottles

From the 5th of September to the 3rd of October.

The harvest started early (one month before compared with 2010).

A first trie was compulsory to clean up the remaining grapes.

2011 sounds like a wine for pleasure, to be drinking within 10 years.


Each grape is vinified separatly.

The pressuring is direct and the settling of the must need about 10 hours.

Then the lees are reintroduced before the fermentation starts in french oack barrels with 1/3 new each year.

Toppings up are made regularly and the rackings done every three months.


The wine is aged in french oack barrels for between 20 to 24 months.

It's bottled at the Château between 2 or 3 years after the harvest.

Dishes/wines Harmony

Can be shared like a drink between friends and  as an aperitif.

Plain or stir-fry "foie-gras".

Spicy courses like chicken curry.

Sweet and savoury courses like duck with peach.

Delicious with blue cheese like Stilton or Roquefort.

Citus fruit's salad or strawberry's salad with basil or mint.

Tasting Notes

Eye: Beautiful golden colour ! 

Nose: Fruity aromas, very pure with floral notes for finish.

Mouth: Honey, ripe exotic fruit, balanced with a freshness sensation due to acidity.


Decanter 88                            Vinum 16,5                     Vino! Coup de coeur

                   James Suckling 91            Bordeaux Total 17                         Vinifera ****

Jancis Robinson 17+         In Vino Veritas 16                    Antoon Laurent 91 

              Bettane et Desseauve 16              Perswijn  16,5                    Jean-Marc Quarin 15,5

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