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Chateau d'Yquem 2010 Sauternes Premier Cru Superieur


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Superior First Growth in 1855

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Size :Bottle 0,75L
Appellation :Sauternes
Vintage :2010
Color :White
Classification :1st Great Growth (Sauternes)

This cru was owned by the same Bazadais family since the 16th century. Yquem was brought by marriage in 1785 to the Lur-Saluce family.

Mostly acquired by the LVMH group in 1999, the estate was managed since 1968 and until 2004 by Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces.

The exceptional quality of Yquem wines is due to the specific nature of the soil which, often resting on clay, had to be drained, to the admirable exposure of the slopes of the estate, to the strict selection of grape varieties and to the meticulous care that presents to cultivation, harvesting and winemaking.

After being into English hands, since this vineyard belonged to the king of England, duke of Aquitaine, this land became French for good in 1453, with Charles VII’s annexation to the French crown. In 1593, Jacques Sauvage got tenure rights and a few years later started to build the Castle. It was in 1711 that this family became the owner of the Yquem estate. Ennobled under Louis XIV, Françoise-Joséphine de Sauvage d’Yquem wed a Lur-Saluces, whose family remained owner for almost 3 centuries, until 1999 when it got into the hands of a financial group.

The vineyard spreads on 103 hectares and lays on a gravelly soil with clay chards.

It is the only “Cru Supérieur” according to the prestigious 1855 list.

Château d’Yquem isn’t elaborated every year, since only the best years with outstanding qualities are selected.

The vineyard’s average age is 30 years and the selected grape varieties are : Sémillon 80% and Sauvignon 20%. The harvest is done by hand with on average 5 to 6 successive selections.

The wine is entirely put in barrels to age for 42 months.

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