2006 Chateau la Clotte Cazalis - Sauternes (375ml)
This property has belonged to the Lacoste family since 1779, today run by Marie-Pierre Lacoste and her mother, Bernadette. Their vineyard is planted with 95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc and the vines are all more than 50 years old. Only the bunches or even individual grapes that have been affected by botrytis are selected. There is no chaptalisation and the grapes ferment with their indigenous yeast only, partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in barrel. The wine is aged in barrels for one year.
Château La Clotte-Cazalis was cited in France’s leading wine journal La Revue du Vin de France as being “one of the 100 Bordeaux Chateaux that will amaze you”, and wrote that “remarkable balance and freshness of fruit that bring merit to this wine of rare intensity”. Figaro magazine gave it its highest award for Sauterne and described it as amazingly pure and composed of fruit that has exceptional finesse.