Style: Sweet wine – Medium bodied, delicious
Tasting Note: Citrus, orange marmalade and honeysuckle aromas. Richly flavoured with plenty of fresh acidity, there are lovely botrytis flavours leading to a generous finish.
Grape: Sauvignon, Semillon, Muscadelle
Food Pairing: Simple French apple tart, Cheese- Roquefort, Epoisses and creamy blue cheeses.
Producer: Château Doisy Vedrines (Petit Vedrines is the second label of Château Doisy Védrines)
This is the second label of Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, which was once part of the vast Doisy estate that also included Chateau Doisy-Daene and Chateau Doisy-Dubroca. The largest of the Doisy estates, it takes its name from one of its early owners, the Vedrine family. Today it is owned by the Casteja family, who own numerous estates in the Right Bank as well as a massive negociant company, Borie-Manoux. Interestingly, while Doisy-Vedrines is located in Barsac, they use the Sauternes appellation on their label, which is allowed under AOC regulations.
Region: Sauternes, Bordeaux
Bottle Size: 37.5cl
Oak: 12 months in new French oak barrels (20% of new barrels)
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Press/Review: Parker : 93+ / 100 Jancis Robinson : 17.5+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The pale lemon colored 2016 Doisy-Vedrines is a little closed to begin, giving way to notes of lemonade, grapefruit, white peaches and yuzu with wafts of ginger, honeycomb and crushed rocks. The palate is wonderfully elegant and refreshing with delicate citrus and mineral layers and a lively citrus lift to the finish.
Serving Temperature: 10-12°C