Region:   Sauternes AOC

Color:   Deep amber

Aroma:   Dried peaches, nectarines and tropical fruits

Tasting Notes:   Super concentrated ripe exotic fruits supported by laser fresh acidity. There is a clear picture of viscous honey as these age more than 5 years in the bottle but never cloying.  The finish is long and dries off towards the end leaving the sensation of raw nuts and savory spices.

Food Pairings:   Classics like Roquefort and Fourme d’Ambert, desserts like Crème Brûlée, but do not be afraid to pair with main courses like smoked river fish with savory sauces, this is a french way of life in the villages.

Grape Variety:   80% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Muscadelle

Alcohol Level:   14%

Vinification:   The young wine is racked into barrel for 18 months before being fined and bottled. Haut-Bergeron uses 50% new oak barrels, always aimed in keeping the fruit in front of the wood.

Notes/Facts:   Ideally situated on three common, Sauternes, Bommes and Preignac, with some of its plots directly adjacent to that of Chateau d’Yquem, Haut-Bergeron is one of those high end appellation values, a value almost unmatched. Proof lies in the 2009 harvest with the cleanest  and freshest expressions of the vintage.

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