Saussignac `Cuvée Flavie` Chateau Eyssards 2015

Country
France
Region
South West - Saussignac
Producer
Chateau des Eyssards
Grape(s)
Semillon (80%)
Chenin Blanc (20%)
Type
White
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Sweet
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

A sub-region of Bergerac, known for its sweet wines made from late harvested Sémillon grapes, sometimes affected by noble rot, rather like the great sweet wines of Sauternes.

Producer

This beautiful 40 hectare estate in the Dordogne belongs to the Cuisset family, and lies on the hillsides of Saussignac near the town of Bergerac. The rich soils of this area allow wines to be made of great complexity.
Tasting Notes
The passionate and innovative young winemaker Pascal Cuisset owns this beautiful Dordogne estate, south west of the town of Bergerac. His rich and concentrated dessert wine from the neighbouring village of Saussignac, is made from Chenin and Semillon grapes affected by noble rot and aged in barrel for 20 months. Like a classic Sauternes, this elegant dessert wine has a concentrated, luscious character, intense rounded sweetness yet it is balanced by good acidity on the finish.
Food
Perfect with salty blue cheeses, duck with orange and honey and creamed rice pudding with a dash of nutmeg.