2016 - Ch Petit Védrines Sauternes
07B6PEVEH12 _ 2016 - Ch Petit Védrines Sauternes - 12x37.5cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
12x37.5cl
Available Now

2016 CH PETIT VÉDRINES SAUTERNES - 12x37.5cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Doisy-Védrines
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
12x37.5cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £144.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, August 2019

    Yet another winner from the Doisy Védrines team. The 2016 Petit Védrines shows hints of honey and butterscotch on the nose. This is a sweet wine full of volume and appealing bright rich sweetness, with its crème brulée flavours and hints of fresh apricots. A lovely mouthcoating Sauternes with an appealing degree of viscosity and a gently refreshing acidity on the finish that uplifts the palate.

Producer

Château Doisy-Védrines

Château Doisy-Védrines is a 2éme Cru Classé property in Barsac, which has been owned by the Castéja family since 1946. There are 27 ha of vineyards planted with 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. These grapes are picked in several "tries" and the yields are very low indeed, even by Sauternes standards. The château employs temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats for around a week before the must is transferred to 100% new oak barriques. The wine remains in barrique for 18-20 months.

Region

Sauternes

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.