A "modern" Monbazillac, without heaviness.
Light - Fruity
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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’. But this Émotion cuvée has a story: its first vintage came from a fairly catastrophic harvest, hence its name.
The grapes are harvested manually with successive sortings (in several stages) so that only seeds affected by noble rot (botrytis cinerea) are chosen. L'Émotion comes from the first sortings, early on in the season. Light and elegant thanks to maturing in tanks, it will please those who are less convinced by sweet wines.
Relatively pale gold robe.
Grilled hazelnuts and hints of citrus fruit create a fruity nose.
These sensations continue in the mouth, giving the impression of biting into a well ripened fruit.
Why not try veined cheese rather than overloading the palate with the sweetness of a fruit dessert?
|Region||South West France|
|Domain||Château du Haut Pezaud|
|Dominant grape variety||Sémillon|
|Blend||90% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle, 5% Sauvignon gris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||8 years|