GINESTET CLASSIQUE SAUTERNES 2016
Nose: A classic botrytis nose; rich in honey and sweet floral tones with hints of citrus marmalade
Palate: Rich and smooth with similar sweet floral and honeyed apricot flavours but with a faintly citrus note in the finish which makes it very moreish
Food Pairing: The ultimate dessert wine - serve chilled with a host of fruit or cream based desserts. Try also with blue cheeses such as Roquefort or Stilton. Or serve it as the French also do, as an apéritif, or with pâté-based canapes.
About the wine: Grapes are sourced from vineyards within the Graves district of Bordeaux. Botrytis (noble rot) is allowed to affect the grapes, concentrating their sweetness and flavour. The grapes are hand-picked late in the vintage and, on average, it takes 3 passes through the vineyard to ensure that the maximum quantity of grapes have been beneficially affected by botrytis. The grapes are treated very carefully during pressing so as not to damage them and to maintain their delicate characteristics
Country: Bordeaux, France
Grape Variety: Semillon 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%, Muscadelle 5%