Chateau Briatte Sauternes
- Bordeaux, France
Château Briatte is situated in the heart of the Sauternes appellation, just west of Preignac. Michel Roudes is the third generation to manage the property. Their eighteen hectares of vineyards are 90% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and Gris and 5% Muscadelle.
The sweet whites from Sauternes are among the most interesting and individual wines produced anywhere in the world. The curious climatic conditions allow the grapes to reach full maturity. Cool, misty nights and mornings followed by sunny days by the small Cirons river allow the very special “pourriture noble” to form, concentrating the sugars without diminishing the acidity and creating wines that are at once both sweet and fresh.
|Grape||Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon|
|Wine Type||Dessert wines|
|Wine Style||Fragrant White|
|Food Match||Cheese - Mature Cheddar, Cheese - Roquefort Blue, Desserts - Chocolate cake, Seafood - Sushi & Sashimi|