Chateau Lamothe 2012

£19.99

Looking for a bottle of Sauternes?  We are lucky to have some 2012 from Lamothe-Despujols.  We also have 2011 in a 50 cl bottle.  A perfect accompaniment at the end of a meal for the dessert.  A fabulous example of a sauternes, neither too sweet nor too dry, great for aperitifs or as a standard dessert wine.  We usually open this size bottle because we know it lasts in the refrigerator for up to 14 days and we like to have it there as an alternative aperitif.  It is not just for those special occasions, so treat yourself. This is a formidable wine that will lay down for up to 30 years so invest now for the future!

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

Partner: Chateau Lamothe-Despujols
Vintage: 2012
Tasting Notes: A honeyed aromatic botrytis nose with notes of spice and wood.  On the palate, grilled almond, quite liquorish, candied fruits, full of sweetness and good balancing acidity.
Classification: AOC Sauternes
Grape: Sémillon 85 % Sauvignon 10 % Muscadelle 5 %
Strength: 13.5%
Serve at: Chilled 4°C
Serve with: Extremely suitable as an aperitif or with foie gras.  Excellent with fowl, sweet or salty and spicy dishes, sheep’s cheese,  blue cheese and of course most desserts, especially fruit tarts.
Soil: Sandy gravel mix on a subsoil of deep gravelly clay
Yield: 12 hectolitres/hectare
Cultivation: Manual cultivation with regular soil aeration and pruning to manage quantity and quality on the vines. Manual harvest to select the grapes once dehydrated and at or immediately after the first frost.
Vinification: Slow, gentle pneumatic pressing (Less than 2 hectolitre output per hour) .  Jus selected for quality then fermented for between 30 and 60 days in concrete tanks.  Vinification in oak barrels for between 28 and 30 months depending on the year and harvest.  Racking and centripetal filtration before bottling.

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