Sauternes Ch. Les Mingets 2014

Country
France
Region
Sauternes
Producer
Chateau Les Mingets
Grape(s)
Semillon (100%)
Type
White
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Sweet
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Sauternes and Barsac districts fall within the Graves, south of the city of Bordeaux. They are located close to the Garonne River, which promotes humidity and therefore the onset of `noble rot` that makes these dessert wines so special. The soils are of shells, limestone and marl planted with varying proportions of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and some Muscadelle.

Producer

The Guinabert family has owned Chateau Les Mingets for many generations. It is now run by Pierre Guinabert who is passionate about his vines and is former President of The Sauternes Producers Association, lecturing on the subject both at a national level and at also on the international stage. Located in the village of Bommes, this 7.5 hectare plot produces 20,000 bottles of this wonderful sweet wine made from the Semillon grape. The property is made up of 12 plots of land, each with different exposure and varying gravel and sand soils. This results in wines of great richness and consistency.
Tasting Notes
A rich and concentrated dessert wine from hand harvested Semillon grapes affected by noble rot and matured in oak barrique. It has a concentrated, luscious character, intense flavours of caramelized fruits, pear melon and almond, rounded and balanced by good acidity on the finish.
Food
Will accompany foie gras, honey roast chicken, a wide variety of fruits, cake, cream tarts, creme broule and blue cheeses.