Chateau de Suduiraut 2003 Sauternes Half Bottle
Golden nectar from Premier Cru Classé Château Suduiraut. Wonderfully mature and complex.
Château Suduiraut is one of the very few to have been classified Premier Cru Classé in the famous 1855 Classification. It remains one of the keystones in Sauternes - its quality never faltering.
This wine is handcrafted at every stage of its life and reveals a remarkable complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun. With age the bright gold evolves into a dark amber colour. With an lengthy life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.
The 2003 harvest was exceptionally brief at Château Suduiraut. After a scorching hot summer, there was a week of rain from 11 to 17 September, causing the botrytis (AKA Noble Rot) to develop very evenly and very quickly on the exceptionally ripe grapes. The 1st trie got off to a proper start on 17 September. Over the first three days, we began by the full, overripe grapes, before moving on to the shrivelled grapes. The second and final trie took place from 26 September through to 1st October. The winemaking process went smoothly without any interruptions in alcoholic fermentation, despite the fact that the grape must was very rich. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in barrels.
90% Sémillon - 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity: 4.02 - Residual Sugar: 136 g/l
AGING: 40% new barrels, 30% in one year old barrels, for 16 months.