The Sauternes terroir is distinguished by a geological predisposition to gravel and pebbles that cover limestone streaked with veins of clay.In the soil of the communes of Fargues and Sauternes, there is layer of hardpan (iron-oxide cemented sand) which makes vines flourish. The vineyards that are at the highest elevations and are farthest from the river have the best terroirs and produce the majority of the Crus Classés. Sauternes are made from Semillon, which accounts for 80% of planted vines, Sauvignon Blanc which accounts for 15% of planted vines, and the rest is Muscadelle. As they age, the wine develops a stunning amber color that is denser and darker than other dessert wines.
Beautiful golden in color, Chateau Suau Sauternes is an excellent dessert wine with rich notes of ripe apricot, passion fruit, stewed peach and honey, complemented by a delicate floral quality. A sharp note of botrytis is present on the palate, but is balanced by the sweetness and pleasant acidity. Full-bodied and smooth, this is an excellent pairing for rich desserts, fruit tarts, and a variety of cheeses.
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 13%