The Bordeaux region of France is known for it’s spectacular wine. Did you know that the region also produces exquisite sweet white wines? There are ten appellations that the wine comes from with the most popular and well known being the Sauternes. The sweet wines require intense labor which make them the most expensive to produce in Bordeaux.
The golden wines are mainly considered dessert wines, but they do not necessarily pair well with desserts. A wine should not be sweeter than the food it is paired with. Some of the foods that are suggested for Sauternes are blue cheese, seafood, spicy food, fried chicken, and pork.
Last month I participated in a wine chat with Snooth get all up in the sweet wines from Bordeaux’s business. The eight wines that we discussed were:
Château Manos Cadillac 2015: $12.99
Chateau du Cros Loupiac 2014: $15
Château La Rame Sainte Croix du Mont 2014: $20
Château Filhot Sauternes 2009: $40
Château Lapinesse Bordeaux Sauternes 2014: $39.99
Château Lauvignac Cuvée Sahuc Sauternes: $18.99
Château Dauphiné Rondillon Loupiac: $28
Haut Charmes Sauternes 2015: $20
It was a very informative chat the wines. In a way, the sweet wines are like a unicorn since they are magickal and uncommon. They only make up 3% of the vineyards in the region. If you missed the wine chat you can go back and watch it. Some of the information just may surprise you. Watch right here>
While I normally don’t spend a lot of time sipping sweet wines, I found the wines to be very diverse. There’s so many cuisine options for the wine even using them to make a sweet cocktails. This holiday season consider adding some of these wines to your sipping list. Cheers!