Further south, the soil of Sauternes combined with a distinctive microclimate due to the Ciron River’s proximity produces remarkable sweet wines in the vineyards of Sauternes, Barsac and Loupiac.
While Château d’Yquem is world renowned, other wineries also produce absolutely outstanding wines such as Guiraud, Suduiraut, and Clos Haut Peyraguey.
The grape harvesting technique is unique here because the grapes are picked late to favor noble rot, also called botrytis cinerea, which concentrates the sugar in the grapes. Tasting these wines will take your palate on a journey of citrus, honey and dried fruit aromas. Sweet wines are best when drunk with savory foods. We have a specific tour for this called “The Great Escape”, which includes a picnic lunch served with matching sweet wines.
In Loupiac, the passionate, enthusiastic winemakers produce rich, elegantly structured wines with notes of dried, exotic fruits and gingerbread. You’ll roam along the pathways and slopes of this appellation along the Garonne River and discover the know-how that has made Loupiac wines so famous.