A Monbazillac matured during one year in oak barrels.
Silky - Opulent
Château du Haut Pezaud
It’s difficult to imagine Christine Borgers lining up figures in a balance sheet. And yet: this Périgord winemaker was an accountant before she succumbed to the appeal of sweet wines. Lying one kilometre from the village of Monbazillac, her vineyard covers almost 10 hectares. Sémillon, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle make up the blend of dry Bergeracs and semi-sweet Côtes de Bergerac, as well as the well-known Monbazillac. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are used to produce the red and rosé Bergeracs. The Château du Haut Pezaud is regularly singled out by the Guide Hachette.
Christine Borgers likes to give her different cuvées names that end in ‘on’. In this case, a very nice 'Tentation' (or temptation).
The grapes are harvested manually with successive sortings (in several stages) so that only seeds affected by noble rot (botrytis cinerea) are chosen. This cuvée is the result of the second or third sorting, late harvesting which does not take place every year. It is matured in oak barrels for one year.
Bright pale golden robe.
White flowers with hints of liquorice.
Full-bodied and round, with persistent aromas of crystallised fruit, honey and vanilla. Slightly woody.
With foie gras or a blue chease, for those who appreciate it. Sweet temptation to drink it on its own, with the girls.
|Region||South West France|
|Domain||Château du Haut Pezaud|
|Dominant grape variety||Sémillon|
|Blend||80% Sémillon, 10% Muscadelle, 10% Sauvignon gris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||8 years|