Château De Fargues Lur Saluces 2002, 375ml, Sauternes, France

Château de Fargues is a unique wine estate located in the prestigious “Sauternes” appellation producing a world famous sweet white wine. Château de Fargues enjoys an exceptional geographical situation. The micro-climate of Sauternes is characterized by a subtle alternation between humidity, sun and wind. All conditions are met to allow the development of Botrytis. At Fargues, the harvesting method entails passing through the vineyard a number of times to select only the grapes or part of bunches that have been attacked by “noble rot”. Such extravagance leads to very small yields, one vine generally producing only a single glass. In addition, the wine matures for a long time in barrels and bottles before its reach. Such is the price for quality. The tasting has a perfect balance and a complex bouquet with aromas of candied fruit, quince, honey and apricot. It is fresh, round and has a very nice minerality. This wine has a fabulous aging potential. The 15 hectare vineyard of Chateau de Fargues has a terroir of sand, clay and gravel soils. The vineyard is planted to 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. On average, the vines are 35 years of age and are planted to a vine density of 6,600 vines per hectare.