barton & guestier

Thomas Barton
Sauternes

Location

France

Region

AOC Sauternes

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc

 

WINEMAKING

Picking berry by berry as only the rotten (noble rot!) ones are taken - Pressing of the berries-alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels in order to enhance volume and concentration-Ageing on the lees with stirring in oak barrels for 2 months.

 

TASTING NOTE

Brilliant and golden yellow colour. Fine and elegant with tropical fruits and orange peel hints when agitated. Full, harmonious with a good balance and a long fruity aftertaste.

 

PAIRING

Blue cheese, crème brûlée flavoured with orange, turbot fillet with Sauternes wine and curry sauce, dried apricot and almond turkey or as a sweet aperitif! Best between 8°C and 10°C.

 

KEY FACTS

  • Low yield (30hl/ha), hand-picked grapes.
  • Vegan Friendly & sustainably farmed: certification in process.
  • Typical “flacon bordelaise” bottle of the 18th century.

 

AWARDS

  • Gold Medal - Berlin Wein Trophy 2016 - Germany - 2013 vintage
  • Silver Medal - Mundus Vini 2016 - Germany - 2013 vintage
  • Gold Medal - Mundus Vini - 2015 - Germany - 2015
  • Gold medal - Berliner Wine Trophy - Germany - 2015
  • Selected in TOP 100 BEST OF BORDEAUX
  • Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide - Rating: 88/100 - USA - September 2012 (vintage 2009)
  • Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide - Rating: 90/100 - USA - June 2010 (vintage 2005)

 

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