Coutet Barsac Half 2001
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We love the quintessential sweet wines of Bordeaux and not just because our restaurants are called Noble Rot! The result of unique natural conditions and meticulous vineyard work, these wines are made at the mercy of the weather gods.
Triggered by morning mists alternating with hot afternoons, a result of the confluence of the cold River Ciron meeting the warmer Garonne, noble rot (a.k.a. Botrytis cinerea) shrivels Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the vine, intensifying their sugar and acidity.
Richly layered with spiced apricot and orange marmalade flavours balanced by vibrant, refreshing acidity, these long-lasting wines pair remarkably with a wide range of dishes – most famously with salty blue cheese but also Chinese pork and wasabi-spiked sushi.
Coutet is the oldest First Growth in Barsac – an appellation found within Sauternes itself. Offering both power and finesse, 2001 is arguably the greatest vintage for sweet Bordeaux in modern times, according to Jancis Robinson. Here, tropical fruit meets buttered popcorn.
|Region||Bordeaux > Sauternes|
|Grape Varieties||Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon|