Ginestet

2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet

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2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet
2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet
2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet
2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet
2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet
2016 Classique Sauternes Ginestet

The classic dessert wine - elegant, fresh and very moreish.

Tasting Notes

A classic botrytis nose; rich in honey and sweet floral tones with hints of citrus marmalade. The palate is rich and smooth with similar sweet floral and honeyed apricot flavours but with a faintly citrus note in the finish which makes it very moreish.

Production

Grapes are sourced from vineyards within the Graves district of Bordeaux. Botrytis (noble rot) is allowed to affect the grapes, concentrating their sweetness and flavour. The grapes are hand-picked late in the vintage and, on average, it takes 3 passes through the vineyard to ensure that the maximum quantity of grapes has been beneficially affected by botrytis. The grapes are treated very carefully during pressing so as not to damage them and to maintain their delicate characteristics.

Producer

For over a decade Boutinot has been in partnership with leading Bordeaux négociant Ginestet, to offer high-quality wines from a selection of châteaux in key appellations as well as consistently fine, benchmark Bordeaux wines.

Sustainability

As both a négociant and a producer of its own wines, Maison Ginestet has long been convinced of the need to work the land in a viable manner and it places substantial emphasis on partnerships with sustainable agriculture-accredited winegrowing estates. Some growers are fully organic, and Ginestet is certified to bottle wines made from organically grown grapes.

In 2006, Maison Ginestet set up an international wine school at its Carignan-de-Bordeaux site. Through the Ginestet Wine Academy, Maison Ginestet shares with its commercial partners the expertise it has gained over more than a century of producing and marketing Bordeaux wines.

Awards

  • Silver at the 2017 International Wine Challenge - 2016 Vintage

    Specifications

    Year 2016
    Bottle Size 500ml
    Cultivar 75% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle
    Country France
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
    Type Dessert Wine
    Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Dietary Information Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable farming
    Food Matches
    The ultimate dessert wine - serve chilled with a host of fruit or cream based desserts. Try also with blue cheeses such as Roquefort or Stilton. Or serve it as the French also do, as an apéritif, or with pâté based canapes.
    Origin
    Bordeaux, France