Yquem Y Ygrec 2017 1.5 Liter / Magnum
Château d'Yquem is a property in the Sauternes district of Bordeaux, making what is arguably the world's most famous dessert wine. It was the only Sauternes château rated as Premier Cru Supérieur in the official Classification of 1855 and is priced accordingly.
The Yquem estate, owned by the King of England in the Middle Ages, has produced late-harvest wine since at least the late 1500s. The 103-hectare (254 acre) vineyard is situated on the highest hill in Sauternes.
The soils here are perfect for the production of sweet wine – a warm, dry topsoil of pebbles and coarse gravel lies over a clay subsoil that retains generous water reserves, aiding with the development of noble rot, and there are around 60 miles (100km) of drains to prevent waterlogging. At any one time around 12ha (30 acres) of the vineyard are either fallow or have young vines not suitable for production.
The Yquem vineyard is planted to around 75 percent Semillon and 25 percent Sauvignon Blanc. A team of around 150 expert pickers is used each vintage and makes multiple passes through the vineyard to ensure that only fully botrytized fruit is harvested. Yields are very low – about 900 liters per hectare, or around one glass per vine.
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