Appellation : SauternesSoil : siliceous, sandy with a gravel clayey textureSurface : 21 ha at Fargues and Preignac Grape Varieties : 68 % Sémillon  32 % SauvignonAverage of the Vineyard : 40 yearsDensity of Plants : 6600 vines/haAlcohol : 12,75%Yield : 12,7 hl/haProduction : 33 000 bouteilles

From 9th September  to 31th  October.

2012 will leave the memory of a pretty hard and complicated year due to a hot and dry spring ending rainy.

Two summer months without a drop of rain gave a slow development of the botrytis cinerea.

The harvest required to be extremely patient, but ended well thanks to final sunny days for the last picking days.


Each grape variety is vinified separatly.

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

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

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


The wine is aged in french oak barrels during 12 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.

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

Tasting Notes

The 2012 vintage offers sweet wines with an impressive aromatic flawlessness.

This wine can not play on its power but more on its finesse , delicacy, and freshness who promise nice futur balances with an ethereal style.


Golden Medal at the 7th Challenge of th Best French Wines and Beers for the USA, Miami 2017.

Silver Medal at the Mondial Concours des Vins de Bruxelles 2016.

Bettane et Desseauve 15               Gault et Millau 15               Vinum 16

RVF 14,5/15                                  Chinese Bordeaux Guide***

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