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Chateau Lafon, Sauternes 2016 75cl

 
Country: France
Region: Sauternes
Type: Sweet
Producer: Lafon
Grape: Semillon
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Sweet

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Tasting Notes

2016 was affected by frost in spring to which they have lost 45% of the “usual” volume, hence the concentration of the vintage. (But there was an equivalent quantity of Botrytis on both 2015 and 2016 at harvest time) The wine is aged 12 months in oak barrels handed down from Yquem. The winemaker, Olivier Fauthoux, learned viticulture and winemaking at “l’Ecole de la Tour Blanche” in Sauternes and started working for his father who himself learned form his father and grandfather etc.. It’s the fourth generation at Chateau Lafon but the family made wines in the area before for a very long time. He passes through the vineyards four times to get the grapes and 20% of them come from the enclave D’Yquem. The rest is mostly comes from vineyards next to Chateau Rieussec. 13.5%

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