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Château du Hayot

Appellation: Sauternes

Vintage: 2018

Intimately associated with the great adventure of Sauternes since 1851 with Château Romer du Hayot, classified as a second growth in 1855, the Hayot family today perpetuates the savoir faire of this legendary wine.

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2018 vintage: 92 points out of 100

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The opinion of our oenologists

Nose: Fruity, with aromas of exotic fruits.
Taste : Supple attack, notes of white fruit, honey and candied fruit.

Note: Nice balance, fat with a slightly acidic finish.

The Sauternes appellation

Sauternes is a prestigious communal appellation south of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne. Covering an area of 2,200 hectares for an annual production of 41,000 hectoliters, it has long been famous for these sweet wines, with in particular classified growths in the 1855 classification. Crossed by the Ciron, a small river which promotes autumn mists essential to the development of Botrytis cinerea. This small fungus gives rise to noble rot, which increases the sugar content in the grapes and makes it possible to obtain sweet wines. Sauternes wines are made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Gris and Muscadelle. They can be drunk young and can easily be kept for 20 years.

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