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Michel Lynch Prestige
Michel Lynch (Famille JM Cazes) - AOC Sauternes
White,AOC Sauternes
85 % Semillon, 10 % Sauvignon Blanc, 5 % Muscadelle
history
Born in 1754, Michel Lynch devoted his life to impro­ving the wines on his Lynch-Bages property. A shrewd wine producer, he was one of the prime movers in the viticultural advances at the end of the 17th century, in particular with the early trials of de-stemming (sepa­rating the stalk and pips) before fermentation, which subsequently became widespread in Médoc. Two centuries later, his memory lives on in the name Château Lynch-Bages. And in 1986 the vineyard’s owner, Jean-Michel Cazes, created a new range of quality wines that also bears his name. Michel Lynch is a selection of wines that faithfully reflect the full diversity and wealth of Bordeaux’s vineyards. They are wines intended for amateurs wanting to immediately enjoy a wine embodying the finesse and richness typical of the region.
Vineyard
This wine pays tribute to Michel Lynch, a name that is inextricably linked with the great wines of Bordeaux. Born in 1754, he devoted his life to improving the wines on his estate now known as Château Lynch-Bages. The wine that bears his name has passed through the hands of a renowned winemaking team. It is crafted from a selection of the Bordeaux vineyard’s noblest grapes, which have been harvested at maturity and carefully vinified.
Winemaking
The 2016 vintage was characterized by a mild and damp winter, resulting in widespread early budding. However, this progress was slowed by the arrival of the cool and occasionally frosty spring, with the flowering occurring fairly late and spread out over a long period. Summer conditions took root in the vineyard from late June onwards. A warm climate helped ensure good concentration in the grapes. The hot and dry weather until September 13th delays the development of Botrytis Cinerea but the end of the season, alternating morning mists and sunny days allows the grapes to reach an optimal «over-maturity». They will then be harvested under ideal conditions.
Tasting notes
With a brillant, gold yellow color, Michel Lynch Sauternes offers rich aromas of yellow ripe fruits, dried fruits (almond, apricot) and acacia honey. Elegant and fresh, its pleasant structure reveals exotic fruits notes (pineapple, mango). A modern wine with a perfect balance between vivacity and fruitiness.
Food pairing
On the rocks, for aperitif. With “Gariguette” or in dessert with strawberries & rhubarb ice cream.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
85 % Semillon, 10 % Sauvignon Blanc, 5 % Muscadelle
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