Château La Clotte-Cazalis Sauternes 2011 375ml

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Château La Clotte-Cazalis has belonged to the Lacoste family since 1779. For forty years prior to 2001 they leased their vineyard to another family who was responsible for farming it and had the rights to the harvest. In 2001 Marie-Pierre Lacoste and her mother, Bernadette, decided to take on the responsibility themselves and started producing a wine from their land. Their vineyard of 5 hectares is located in the commune of Barsac. It is planted with 95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc and the vines are all more than 50 years old.
 

All grapes are hand-harvested over multiple passes through the vineyard to select only those bunches that have been infected with botrytis. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks and partly in oak barrels. The wine is aged for one year in barrel. Château La Clotte-Cazalis is a wonderful Sauternes that emits great intensity of fresh fruit, botrytis and impeccable balance.