Château Haut-Roquefort, Cadillac
A Sauterne-style dessert wine from very old vines. Only grapes affected by ‘noble rot’ or botrytis are selected to ensure maximum sweetness. Very fresh and zesty when drunk young, it has the potential and structure for long aging.
The irreplaceable know-how that stems from several generations of wine producers is today applied alongside the latest technological equipment and winemaking methods.
100% Sémillon – The wine has a bright golden colour and an aromatic candied fruit bouquet. On the palate, it is fresh and delicate with flavour of apricot, orange peel and citrus zest. Perfect with caramelised apples and pears, blue cheese, or the classic though controversial foie gras.
About the Producer
Michel Pion’s family has been based in the village of Haux since Napoleonic times. 72ha of the 80ha estate is planted with vines which include nearly all the major varietals of Bordeaux.
The irreplaceable know-how that stems from several generations of wine producers is today applied alongside the latest technological equipment and wine-making methods. Marrying tradition with modernity, vinification is carried out in a new winery with temperature controlled stainless-steel vats and oak barrels for ageing. This modern and precise control during the fermentation process is carried out alongside a strictly traditional method of maceration. The “assemblage”, or mixing, of the different grape varieties focuses essentially on their blending, the objective being to ensure harmony and balance.
In keeping with their principles of sustainable viticulture to maintain biodiversity, and aware of the decimation of the bee population, Château Anniche have installed beehives, nestling between the vines and acacia trees.