Château d'Yquem

The most famous "noble rot" white in the world

2016

Château d'Yquem 2016

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Parker
92
Decanter
94
Winespec.
99
Suckling
Sweet wine Aged in wood. 5 months in French oak barrels.
£400.07
Duty paid
6x
-5%
£380.22
unit
Duty paid

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Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Château d'Yquem
Sweet wine Aged in wood. 5 months in French oak barrels.
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Characteristics Château d'Yquem

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Château d'Yquem is a sweet Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc white wine from the AOC Sauternes Premier Cru Superieur produced by Château d'Yquem.

Château d'Yquem is considered the best winery in Sauternes and one of the best in the world. It produces liqueur white wines from bunches affected by the appreciated "noble rot". Its vineyard is the only one that is rated as Premier Cru Superieur de Sauternes.

The vineyard for Château d'Yquem is located between Sauternes and Farges, in mountainous terrain. It covers a total area of 113 hectares, of which normally only about 100 are vinified. Its soils are mainly gravel, although there are also more clayey plots. They are harvested in stages in order to harvest only those grapes raisined by the positive effect of Botrytis, i.e. those with "noble rot".

Once harvested, the grapes for Château d'Yquem are transported in less than an hour to the winery and there they are pressed 3 or 4 times to extract the maximum amount of sugars and must. Afterwards they ferment in barrels for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. The fermentation stops only when the alcohol and the level of sugars in the medium prevent the yeasts from working. It then ages in barrels for a period of 6 to 8 months. The best barrels are then selected and only these are used to age the wine 20 months more, and end up forming part of Château d'Yquem. Lastly, it is bottled the third winter after the harvest.

Château d'Yquem is a fantastic natural sweet wine that has honeyed, citrus and peach notes, accompanied by an unctuous mouth that perfectly balances the acidity and sweetness.
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Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Type of grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Tipo de Uva: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Tipo de Uva: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Tipo de Uva: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: France Bordeaux
Tipo de Uva: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Contains sulphites
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