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Chateau Gravas

Chateau Gravas
2015 Sauternes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Bordeaux Sauternes - Barsac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 12%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.95

Chateau Gravas
2015 Sauternes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Bordeaux Sauternes - Barsac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 12%
Straw green color. Aromas of royal jelly, underripe apricot, and apple jelly with a velvety, bright, sweet medium body and a polished, relaxed honeyed Maria cookies, pear compote, and almond biscotti finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An approachable youthful Sauternes for blue cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: royal jelly, underripe apricot, and apple jelly
Taste Flavor: honeyed Maria cookies, pear compote, and almond biscotti
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An approachable youthful Sauternes for blue cheese.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Bordeaux Sauternes - Barsac

Sauternes is a precious dessert wine produced in the greater Bordeaux region of France, and in this case the Barsac commune. Mainly consisting of Semillon grapes, with a hint of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle added to the blend, Sauternes is produced by allowing the Botrytis cinerea fungus (also known as "noble rot") to desiccate the grapes and concentrate the prized sugars within. Due to the effects of the rot, yields are low which makes the production price of Sauternes high and the retail price even higher, but the resulting rich and viscous wine is worth its weight in gold.

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