- Presentation of the winery
Château d' Yquem is one of the most famous wines in the world. The vineyard is 104 ha, there are currently mainly gravelly ridges on a clay substrate. There are two varieties, Sémillon dominates for its richness and volume and Sauvignon for its finesse and aromas. During the harvest, there are nearly 200 pickers who spend nearly six times on each leg at different times of the harvest to select carefully the grapes mature and sort those who do not deserve the bottle. The estate produces around 110,000 bottles a good year, we can say that a vine gives at most a glass of wine, and even then not every year. It happened nine times during the 20th century that the production is not considered to warrant at his vintage.
Château d' Yquem 2010 has intense gold color. The nose of this wine offers notes of fresh sliced apricots, clementine, honey and white flowers with a hint of minerality. On the palate, this wine is smooth, bulky and solar, revealing aromas of orange blossom, limestone, white peach and honeysuckle.