Sauternes is famous for its sweet white wine, made from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc, and Muscadelle grapes. The sweetness comes from the Botrytis cinerea fungus, or “noble rot”, that partially turns the grapes into raisins.
Sauternes wines balance sweetness and acidity, with honey and apricot notes. Château d’Yquem is perhaps the most well-known, being the only premier cru supérieur classified wine in the region.
The Barsac commune within Sauternes has its own appellation. These wines are usually drier and less full-bodied than those from the rest of Sauternes.
Château Coutet 2009$120.00View
Château Coutet 2010$115.00View
Château d’Arche 1997$118.00View
Château d’Yquem 2006$609.00View
Château d’Yquem 2007$695.00View
Château d’Yquem 2009$999.00View
Château d’Yquem 2010$745.00View
Château d’Yquem 2013$455.00View
Château de Fargues 2002$132.00View
Château de Fargues 2004$110.00View
Château de Fargues 2005$185.00View
Château de Fargues 2006$170.00View
Château de Fargues 2009$232.00View
Château La Tour Blanche 2010$80.00View
Château Rabaud Promis 1997$99.00View
Château Suduiraut 2001$340.00View