Tesco Finest Sauternes 37.5Cl
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A richly sweet, luscious6 white wine with flavours of baked fruits, hint of orange and a delicious honeyed texture. This wine is made from hand picked grapes from a top wine producer in Sauternes and has been aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months. It is the classic partner to Roquefort but will match effortlessly with most blue cheeses or chocolate desserts. Serve Chilled.
- Contains: Sulphites
A richly sweet, luscious white wine with baked fruits, hints of orange and a delicious honeyed texture
|Type of Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Maker||Yvon Mau Producers Club|
|Taste Category||8 - Sweet and rich|
85% Semillion, 13% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle
Grapes are meticulously harvested by hand; the botrytised grapes are then repeatedly sorted so that only those perfectly affected by noble rot are used to create the final wine. Fermentation is temperature-controlled in the winery, after which the wine is placed in oak barrels and matured for around 18 months. The individual grape varieties are carefully blended after maturation.
The Sauternes region has produced uniquely sweet style wines since well before the 18th century. The vagaries of climate from vintage to vintage, the extended length of time winegrowers must wait for noble rot (botrytis) to develop in the vineyards, and the time-consuming and meticulous harvesting techniques, combine to make Sauternes a very expensive, and very challenging, wine to produce.
The Sauternes region is located about forty kilometres southeast of Bordeaux. There are five communes: Sauternes, Barsac, Fargues de Langon, Bommes and Preignac. The Sauternes region is unique in that it is dedicated to producing exclusively sweet style wines. It excels in the development of "noble rot", or Botrytis, which is the critical ingredient in producing these great, naturally sweet wines. Sauternes with blue cheese or foie gras are classic wine and food pairings; it also makes a delicious aperitif, or digestif after a meal.
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 5 years
Alcohol Unit Other Text:
1.8 UK units per 125ml glass
5.3 UK Units per bottle
Know Your Limits
UK Chief Medical Officers Recommend Adults Do Not Regularly Exceed:
Men: 3-4 units daily
Women: 2-3 units daily
- Store horizontally in a cool, dark place. This wine can be enjoyed now or
- carefully stored for up to five years from purchase. Once open, drink within
- two days.
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