Sauternes

Many estates in the area reported a nervous waiting game as noble rot left it late to make its mark in the vineyards.

Volumes are low because of mildew and hail that struck vineyards in the south-west corner of Sauternes. Chateau Guiraud lost 95% of its grapes due to hail on 15th July and have not produced a wine and for those who escaped hail and fought off mildew, it has still been a long road.

The hopelessly dry conditions in September and early October came to an end with a brief respite of rain at the end of September, which kick-started the noble rot. By 25th October, pickers at Chateau d’Yquem had brought in about half the harvest, though the crop was around 20% below average.


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Qty
Info
White
2018

75cl
bottle
10
 - 
bottle
(75cl)

Available: 10
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IB
White
2018

75cl
case of 12 bottles
10
 - 
case of 12 bottles
(75cl)

Available: 10
 - 
IB
White
2018

150cl
magnum
10
 - 
magnum
(150cl)

Available: 10
 - 
IB
White
2018

300cl
dbl/magnum
10
 - 
dbl/magnum
(300cl)

Available: 10
 - 
IB