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.