Roumazeilles Château Haut-Mayne Sauternes - 375 ml
The grapes are picked during 3 or 4 passes through the vineyards, with a further sorting just before pressing. After being completely destemmed, they are placed in a hand-operated basket press, where the juice then runs into cement tanks or barrels. The maceration is relatively long, and all the wine is ultimately aged in barrel, of which 25% is new each year, for around 18 months. The final blend is normally 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has lovely notes of dried apricot and honey, buttressed by lovely underlying acidity. To be enjoyed as a holiday treat (or any time) with a cheese course, foie gras, or desserts like pumpkin pie or crème brûlée.