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Château Haut-Valentin - Cuvée Prestige

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Recently acquired, the plots of Château Haut-Valentin are quite old and of an exceptionally high-quality, both in terms of the Sémillon vines but also the nature of the soil and their exposure. Very complementary to Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Cadillac also belongs to the appellations producing the Grands Vins Blancs Liquoreux de Bordeaux.

  A.O.C. Cadillac  
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  Area:
Soil:
Exposure:
Cadillac
clay and limestone, gravelly loam
Southwest
 
 
  Area:
Density:
Grapes:
Age of the vines:
Harvest:
2,5 hectares
5 500 vines / hectare
Sémillon
30 to 40 years of age
Manual by successive pickings of botrytized grapes from the best plots.
 
 
  Vinification:

Lenght of fermentation:
Average yield:
Annual production:
Traditional vinification and barrel ageing for 12 months in French and American oak barrels with 30% new oak every year.
12 to 15 days
20 hectoliters / hectare
50 hectoliters
 
 
  Tasting:
Château Haut-Valentin is a pale gold colour, with a pronounced nose of ripe grapes and candied fruits. On the palate the flavors develop and combine with a good structure to finish on complex aromas of stone fruit, dried fruit, toast. This is a generous sweet white wine with good aging potential.
 
 
  Pairing:
Serve chilled around 12 ° as an aperitif, to accompany foie gras, white meats, fish sauce, sweetmeats, blue cheese and chocolate desserts.
 
 
  References:
- Guide Hachette 2013: Heart stroke millésime 2009
- Revue des Vins de France (heart stroke in June 2000)
- Vin Magazine Gilbert & Gaillard