Cards of Wine

Sauternes (France)

Glass of Sauternes

Sauternes is a sweet white wine from Sauternais in Bordeaux.

Serving Temperature

8-10°C (46-50°F)
10-12°C (50-54°F) older than 15 years

Flavors

Apricot
Apricot
Mango
Mango
Pineapple
Pineapple
Blossom
Floral
Marmelade
Marmelade
Honey
Honey
Lemon
Lemon
Coconut
Coconut
Caramel
Caramel
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit
Nuts
Nuts
Vanilla
Vanilla

Typical flavors of Sauternes wines are: Dried Fruit. Apricot. Mango. Pineapple. Passion Fruit. Flowers. Honey. Citrus Marmelade. Nuts. Almond.

Food Pairing Sauternes

Poultry
Poultry
Foie Gras
Foie Gras
Asian
Asian
Roquefort
Roquefort
Meditation
Meditation
Fruit
Fresh
Fruit
Chocolate
Chocolate
Dessert
Cakes

Sauternes is a meditation wine.

Food Pairing Savory: Foie Gras. Poultry. Roquefort. Blue Cheese. Asian Food (Chinese. Indian.)

Food Pairing Sweet: Pavlova (Meringue). Chocolate. Custards. Tarts. Cheese Cakes.

About Sauternes

Sauternes is a sweet wine from Sauternais in the Bordeaux region of France.

It is a dessert wine (100 - 150 g/l sugar) made from the grapes Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle.

It is produced from hand picked grapes that have been infected by the Botrytis bacteria (Noble Rot) that dries out the grapes and concentrates the sugar.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux wines are the most famous blends in the world.

France

The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast), where two very different famous blends are produced.

Bordeaux
Right
Left

On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape, on the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.