Dry white wine from Sauternes, hence the generic 'Bordeaux' appellation (as dry wines from the region are not permitted to be labelled Sauternes). The superb Domaine d'Alliance make both dry and sweet wines, farming organically and with upmost attention to detail in both vineyard and winery. They farm seven hectares of vineyards in the village of Fargues, known for the eponymous and prestigious wine château to which their land runs adjacent. They are fortunate to have old vines, which impart fabulous complexity to the wine, although it means lower yields than are the norm for Sauternes.
This blend of 50% Semillon and 50% Sauvignon blanc is a perfect marriage of the two most valued white grapes of the region. The Semillon is just starting to hit it's sweet spot, lending weight and ripe stone fruit and nuts in contrast to the fresh and aromatic Sauvignon. Vinified in old barrels with one year sur-lie before bottling. A layered, textured, and polished example of white Bordeaux, with true 'Definition' of character and a soft, lingering finish. Exquisite.
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