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Sémillon

The fungi be thanked

The Sémillon grape is the basis of the legendary sweet wines of Sauternes. Its origins are there, in the southern part of the Bordeaux region. Its secret to success is its susceptibility to the Botrytis fungus, which pierces the skin of the ripe berries. Thus the water evaporates, and the sugar in the fruits concentrates. The musts are as thick as syrup. They present the citrus-fresh, fruity aromas of the Sémillon varieties. In addition, the Botrytis fungus contributes complex notes of honey, dry apricot and candied orange to the wine. The Sémillon is closely related to the Sauvignon blanc, and almost all sweet wines from Sauternes and its surroundings contain a small proportion of Sauvignon. The dry whites from Bordeaux are the opposite: the Sémillon mostly plays the supporting role. In early-19-century South Africa, Sémillon was the most planted grape. However, only vanishingly small quantities still grow there today. However, the vine has since taken root in California and Australia.

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Parker 92 Points
Château Raymond-Lafon
Only 7 Bottles

Château Raymond-Lafon

AC Sauternes, 2007, 1500 ml
CHF 176.–
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Parker 93-95 Points
Château Doisy-Védrines
Only 6 Bottles
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Parker 94 Points
La Mission Haut-Brion blanc (ex Laville)
Only 11 Bottles
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Pape-Clément blanc
Only 6 Bottles
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Secret de Château Biac
Only 13 Bottles

Secret de Château Biac

AC Cadillac, 2011, 500 ml
CHF 52.50
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