Sauternes Château Dulong ‘Reserve’
A great introduction to Sauternes from one of the leading Bordeaux houses. Harvested by hand, the grapes are pressed as soon as they arrive in the winery to extract the juice, the flavours and the sugar. The wine is lusciously sweet and leaves unctuous sensation on the palate.
80% Sémilion, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle – The nose is rich with a 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 and richly flavoured wine.
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.