CHÂTEAU HAUT-VALENTIN
AOC CADILLAC

Appellation: A.O.C. Cadillac. Highly complementary to Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, the Cadillac is also part of the Grands Vins Blancs Liquoreux de Bordeaux.
Production area: Cadillac
Soil: clay-limestone, gravelly loamy
Orientation: South-West
Surface in production: 2,5 hectares
Density: 5.500 vine / hectare
Grape: Sémillon
Average age of the vine: 30 to 40 years old
Harvest: manual with successive sorting of botrytised grapes from the best plots.
Assembly: Sémillon (100%)

Winemaking:
traditional vinification with aging of 12 months in fine-grained French oak barrels, renewed by a third each year
Duration of fermentation: 12 to 15 days
Yield: 20 hl/ha
Annual production: 50 hl

Tasting:
Château Haut-Valentin has a pale gold robe with a nose of ripe grapes and candied fruit. On the palate, the aromas develop and combine with a good structure to finish on complex aromas of yellow fruits, dried fruits, toasted. It is a sweet white wine of great magnitude and a very promising aging potential.

Wine pairing:
Serve chilled around 12°C, as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to foie gras, white meats, fish in sauce, sweetbreads, blue cheeses and chocolate desserts.

References:
– Guide Hachette 2013 : Coup de cœur millésime 2009
– Revue des Vins de France : Coup de cœur juin 2000
– Vin Magazine Gilbert & Gaillard

Vintage: 2010/2011
Public price: 17€ by bottle (VAT incl. – cellar departure)