Sauternes

It is precisely here, on this blessed land, where a particular natural phenomenon occurs, producing the Sauternes' miracle.

 

In autumn, fog descends every morning as the grapes ripen and they are then warmed by the Eastern winds.  The result is the famous noble rot (or botrytis) which shrivels the grapes and concentrates the flavour.

 

The taste that results is unmistakable, ranging from candied fruit to gingerbread, citrus zest to pine tar, caramel to exotic spices and fleur d’orange to French toast.

 

Here we produce our flagship wine, the Clos Dady Sauternes.  

 

Occasionally, when nature is very generous, we sort out a single batch of extraordinary quality Sauternes, which is called Clos Les Remparts.