A syrupy wine, Sauternes enjoys an unusual history, where an old owner returning to the estate too late found himself faced with overripe grapes. He then tried his hand at late vinification. It was a surprise when he discovered that the noble rot of the grapes brought aromas to the wines. The land where the vineyard is located reveals clay-limestone subsoils, with layers of gravel having been deposited. The most famous vintages are planted on gravel sections.Sauternes white wine is made from Sémillon blanc, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle.The noble rot of the grapes is due to a high natural humidity rate, allowing during vinification to keep a residual sugar which gives all the flavor of this great wine. Appreciated at the end of a meal, it is however very pleasant to taste it with foie gras.