Wine Chateau de Fargues, Sauternes AOC 1996
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Reviews of purchase Chateau de Fargues, Sauternes AOC 1996
Wine beautiful bright golden color.
The taste of wine a rich, full, round, well balanced and elegant. The primary refreshing tones of candied lemon and honey quince complemented spicy notes and nuances of toast.
Fresh and elegant bouquet of young wine quite discreet, but with age, it reveals the rich notes of acacia, broom, lemon candied fruits, botrytis and toast.
The wine goes well with white meat, foie gras, chicken, fish sauce, blue cheese, desserts, biscuits, fruit pies. Good digestive.
Season 1996 was marked by excellent climatic conditions. Thanks to dry, moderately cool spring, buds blossomed early enough, flowering vines took place in early June. Hot July hot and sunny August led to a complete ripening in early September. After that the berries were left for two weeks on the vines for botritizatsii, which contributed to the rain started. Berries for "Chateau de Fargues" is usually carried out in a number of approaches, the number could reach ten. The first batch was collected on September 30. Warm October weather with morning mists and sunny days will extend the process botritizatsii to 24 months. During this time, the grapes was very beautiful, concentrated flavor and aroma. All these factors have contributed to the production of a large sweet elegant wine.
Chateau de Fargues was built in 1306 by Cardinal Raymond Gilheymom de Fargues, nephew of Pope Clement V. As time Chateau owners changed frequently. Today the Chateau is owned by descendants of Jean de Lu and Catherine Charlotte de Salut. These two noble families, the founders of the dynasty Lur-Saluces appear on all the labels of wines Chateau de Fargues.
Currently, land cover 170 hectares Chateau. 25 hectares placed under cultivation of crops, mainly maize, which is used to feed cattle, even of the land occupied by pastures. 100 hectares of beautiful pine forests stretch from the groves of oak, chestnut and acacia surrounded by a whole system of artificial ponds. Under the vines given 15 hectares of ownership, they are located next to the remains of the cardinal's castle, on a layer of sandy soils over clay-gravel subsoil. The average age of the vines that were planted in the proportion of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 35 years. Stocking density - 7,000 plants per hectare. Work in the vineyard conducted by traditional methods without using any chemical fertilizers. Crop is harvested by hand. The average yield of more than 20 years is limited access to the 8 hectoliters per hectare.