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This terroir stretches along both sides of the Garonne, south of the city of Bordeaux. This family of appellations produces sweet wines from Sémillon and Sauvignon grapes that are intentionally allowed to overripen. The resulting concentration of sugar produces golden wines that are extremely elegant and smooth, with a remarkable bouquet.

BARSAC

Majority of Semillon, Sauvignon with some Muscadelle

Limestone

465 ha

Golden

Full, deep and mentholated, warm and elegant

Powerful, lively, round and elegant with notes of honey, white peach, almond, oriental spices, mango, pineapple, as well as dried apricot or even toasted bread and vanilla

3 to 15 years - Excellent ageing potential

Soft cheeses, blue cheeses or fruit pie

http://www.sauternes-barsac.com/

BORDEAUX HAUT-BENAUGE

Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle

Clay-limestone

26 ha

Golden

Citrus fruit, yellow flowers and exotic fruit

Elegant, harmonious, rich and round, with a long and tasty finish

5 to 8 years

Fish, sorbets or fruit salad

http://www.bordeaux-haut-benauge.com/

BORDEAUX MOELLEUX

Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle

The geographical area of the Bordeaux appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils.

643 ha

Golden

Citrus fruit, yellow flowers and exotic fruit

Medium-sweet, light and refreshing with a fine roundness

2 to 3 ans

Fish, veined cheese, sorbets or fruit salad

http://www.planete-bordeaux.net/

BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR

Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Ugni Blanc, Ondenc, Chenin, Mauzac and Merlot Blanc may also be used in small percentages.

The geographical area of the Bordeaux Superieur appellation extends over the entire Bordeaux vineyard. Accordingly, wines are produced on a large variety of soils and subsoils

54 ha

Golden

Aromatic and concentrated

Medium-sweet, fruity, light and refreshing

2 to 3 years

Fish, sorbets or fruit salad

http://usa.planet-bordeaux.com/

CADILLAC

Majority of Semillon with Sauvignon and Muscadelle in smaller quantities

Sand and gravel

185 ha

Golden

Roasted, candied and white-fleshed fruit

Elegant, well-structured, full and unctuous, but never heavy

3 to 15 years - Excellent ageing potential

Soft cheeses, blue cheeses or fruit pie

http://www.cadillaccotesdebordeaux.com

CÉRONS

Predominantly Semillon

coarse sands over compacted limestone

38 ha

Golden

Candied and roasted fruit with notes of citrus and exotic fruit

Voluptuous and viscous with a lively finish

2 to 5 years

Soft cheeses, blue cheeses or fruit pie

http://www.sweetbordeaux.com/

CÔTES DE BORDEAUX SAINT-MACAIRE

Predominantly Semillon with Muscadelle

Clay and limestone or clay and sand

65 ha

Golden

Delicate notes of musk, grilled almond, green apple, acacia, vanilla

Rich, round and very suave with notes of dried fruit and honey

2 to 5 years

Asian food, dry goat's cheese or sorbet

http://www.sweetbordeaux.com/

FRANCS - CÔTES DE BORDEAUX

Predominantly Semillon with Muscadelle and Sauvignon

Clay and limestone

few hectares

golden

Apricot, acacia, exotic fruits

Fine, supple, harmonious, round and ample

2 to 5 years

Fish, sorbets or fruit salad

http://www.cotesdefrancs.com/

GRAVES DE VAYRES

Overripe Semillon, with Sauvignon and Muscadelle

Gravelly

A few hectares

Golden

apricot, acacia, exotic fruits

Fine, supple, harmonious, round and ample

2 to 5 years

Fish, sorbets or fruit salad

http://www.gravesdevayres.fr/

GRAVES SUPÉRIEURES

Sémillon and Sauvignon

Gravel and mixed sands with veins of clay and limestone

234 ha

Golden

Notes of citrus and candied zest, as well as white peach or nectarine

Dense and round and have subtle aromas. The sweetness is always balanced with the underlying acidity that leaves a fresh finish.

2 to 5 years

Fish, sorbets or apple pie

http://vinsdegraves.com/

LOUPIAC

Sauvignon and Semillon

Clay-limestone

344 ha

Golden

Complex with candied fruit, exotic fruit, figs and honey. Hints of gingerbread, yellow flowers, acacia, currant and prune

Rich, ample and viscous with an elegant structure balanced by good acidity with an extremely long finish

2 to 5 years

Soft cheeses, blue cheeses or fruit pie

http://www.sauternes-barsac.com/

PREMIÈRES CÔTES DE BORDEAUX

Majority of Semillon, Sauvignon

Clay-limestone

195 ha

golden

Fruity and floral with notes of citrus and candied fruit, quince, peach and yellow flowers

Elegant, balanced and fresh, a perfect balance of acidity and corpulence

2 to 5 years

Fish, sorbets or fruit pie

http://www.cadillaccotesdebordeaux.com

SAINTE-CROIX-DU-MONT

Predominantly Semillon

Clay-limestone

381 ha

Golden

Raisins, fig, acacia, honeysuckle, apricot and peach

Powerful, lively, complex and intense with a long finish

3 to 10 years – Excellent ageing potential

Fish, sorbets or fruit pie

http://www.sainte-croix-du-mont.com/

SAINTE-FOY BORDEAUX

Predominantly Sauvignon and Semillon in similar proportions with complements of Muscadelle and Sauvignon gris

Clay-Limestone

48 ha

Beautiful, warm golden color

White flowers, honey, toast, and subtle notes of musk

Round, ample, very suave and fresh with a remarkably long and aromatic finish

2 to 5 years

Foie gras, munster cheese or chocolate cake

http://www.sweetbordeaux.com/

SAUTERNES

Semillon dominates, Sauvignon, Muscadelle

Gravel and pebbles that cover limestone streaked with veins of clay

1,767 ha

Golden color, which develop a stunning amber color at maturity stage

Flowers and fruit that melt together to create a bouquet of remarkable complexity and balance. The primary aromas include almond, quince, mango, pineapple, stewed peach, dried apricot and passion fruit. There are also floral notes, with touches of linden, acacia, mimosa and honeysuckle. And as is typical with Sémillon, there are also notes of beeswax, almond and hazelnut.

Powerful, viscous, but extremely elegant with a strong, captivating sweetness and an incredibly aromatic finish

5 to 50 years – Wonderful ageing potential

Foie-gras, fish or fruit pie

http://www.sauternes-barsac.com/

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