Michel Lynch Prestige
Famille JM Cazes - AOC Sauternes
White,AOC Sauternes
85 % Semillon, 10 % Sauvignon Blanc, 5 % Muscadelle
history
Owner of Chateau Lynch-Bages since 1939, the Cazes family has, over the generations, expanded its range of vineyards and developed a true model of tourism based on a tradition of hospitality. Jean-Charles Cazes models a wine that is quickly recognized. André Cazes, the youngest of his 4 sons, studied law. It was not until the 1960s that he took over the reins of the estate. And like his father before him, his influence will be decisive. He regenerated and enlarged the vineyard, which reached nearly 100 hectares at the end of the 1990s. After studying engineering, André's son, Jean-Michel, returned to Pauillac in 1973. He was accompanied by Thereza, a Portuguese woman from Mozambique, and their first three children, Kinou, Marina and Catherine, soon to be joined by Jean-Charles. Their marriage, made official by André, then mayor of the town, laid the first stone of a resolutely cosmopolitan family history.
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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