Lions de Suduiraut 2015 Sauternes Half Bottle
Masterful second wine from Premier Cru Classé Château Suduiraut.
Chateau 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.
2015 Vintage & Winemaking Winter and spring were generally mild and little rainy. The vines started to shoot early, helped by a rise in temperature as the season progressed. These temperatures became scorching in late June and early July. This heat ultimately did not affect the flowering and berry growth thanks to the rain in mid-June. The temperatures remained high but the storms of mid-August allowed a homogeneous veraison, with the water-stress not damaging the quality and early onset of Botrytis. The harvest took place from September 4 to October 27, with five triages in total. The start was very early: a first pass through the vineyard took place between September 4 and 11, then between September 15 and 24, with some leaves removed to ensure exposure to the sun of the remaining grapes. The second triage took place from September 15 to October 5. These first two triages were low in yield but of high quality. The musts were very rich with evident fruit character. The third triage, from September 24 to October 9, represented the core of the harvest with a perfectly botrytised crop: generous in both volume and richness with a yield of nearly 7 hectolitres per hectare. The fourth triage was completed on October 26th, more modest but equally interesting in terms of quality, was followed by a fifth triage which took place from October 14th to 27th. This harvest brought a great deal of satisfaction because 2015 will give birth to a great sweet wine with a yield of around 16 hectolitres per hectare.
92% Sémillon - 8% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity: 3.8 - Residual Sugar: 124 g/l
AGING: 10% in new barrels, 90% in old barrels for 14 months