Chateau d'Yquem "Y" Bordeaux Blanc 2018Regular price $250.00 Save $-250.00
Variety: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
Pierre Lurton has his hands in several different wine projects in Bordeaux, but his most famous and ambitious project would be the epic wine house that is Chateau D'yquem (pronounced “dee-kem.” Pierre is CEO of D’Yquem, which is known for its fame as the world’s most beloved dessert wine. In the particular area of Sauternes in Bordeaux is where this chateau has resided since 1593. The chateau makes two wines: the Sauternes which is sweet, and ‘Y’ Bordeaux Blanc which is dry. Both wines undergo the same meticulous attention in the vineyard, harvesting and winemaking are completed rather differently. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are the foundation for both of the wines.
“Y” is a dry white wine made from both early harvested Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that’s achieved the perfect ripeness. The wine was first made for the 1996 harvest, as there was a call for more wine that was fresh and crisp. The wine is now made in every vintage.