Dulong Prestige Sauternes
A great introduction to Sauternes from one of the leading Bordeaux houses.
A blend of 80% Sémilion, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle from clay-chalk vineyards. The grapes are harvested by hand and pressed as soon as they arrive in the winery to extract the juice, the flavours and the sugar.
The particularity of Sauternes is that the proportion of sugar is so high, compared to the other wines, that when the process is over it is important the wine displays an unctuous sensation on the palate.
Straw yellow colour. The bouquet is one of richness, mixed with subtle combination of citrus, fruits, spices, white flowers and honey. The flavours unveil themselves gradually one after the other. On the palate, the wine is well balanced between sweetness and freshness. It is an excellent richly flavoured wine.
Such a wine is the ideal accompaniment to saffron cheese pastries, and also with a foie-gras based starter; white meat and poultry roasted with candied lemon; sweetbreads with wild mushrooms; Roquefort cheese and tropical fruit desserts or a peach tart.
Cellar potential: 4 to 10 years
About the Producer
Founded in 1873 as one of the first wine merchants in Bordeaux, Dulong has been handed down through 5 generations – the profession of merchant and grower lies at the heart of the family.
Now, as a leading merchant on the Bordeaux market, they have a dedicated vinification facility built in 2000. They are one of the ‘sustainable wine’ pioneers in the area, a genuine philosophy also shared by their 80 partner vintners with a total of 700 ha under their control.
Winegrowing partners are committed to quality and the environment through the Dulong Quality Charter created in 1998, defining specifications with the aim of increasing quality and consideration for the environment. This sustainable form of agriculture takes into account the needs of the soil, the well-being of the vine and conserves the environment with just the right balance of human intervention. Dulong has, for a long time, adopted this approach and considerably reduced the use of pesticides whilst increasing practices for biodiversity in the vineyards.
Winemaking is overseen by Benjamin Tueux, an oenologist specialising in Bordeaux wines. Michel Rolland, a famous consultant oenologist, has worked on the design of their red blends.
The emblem of Dulong is closely linked to the history of Bordeaux and particularly to the King Richard the Lionheart’s coat of arms, adopted by the family in 1873.