Tasting notes: With flavours of bitter orange and a herbal, almost savoury character, this is delicately balanced and not too sweet - a classic Cérons with a subtle limey tang on the finish. Aged in oak for 18 months and now very much hitting its stride, this will drink well for another 10 years.
Food match: Drink as an apéritif - very French! - with blue cheese or with zesty fruit tarts. Sweeter wines such as this, with a little age to them, also make an interesting pairing with sweeter seafood such as lobster and scallops.
Region : Bordeaux, France
Grapes : Semillon 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%, Muscadelle 5%
Alcohol : 13,5%
About Château de Cérons :
"In the heart of the village itself, Château de Cérons was purchased by Xavier and Caroline Perromat from Xavier's parents in 2012. They now manage this 5ha Graves estate, which produces Cérons AOC using sustainable practices. The vineyards lie on a limestone gravel plateau overlooking the Ciron, a tributary of the Garonne river and perfect terroir for Sémillon. One of the oldest AOPs in Bordeaux, the proximity of Cérons to the rivers Garonne and Ciron results in a suitably humid micro-climate which, as in neighbouring Sauternes, is ideal for the development of botrytis - the necessary ingredient of many of the world's finest sweet wines. Both of the Perromats' châteaux - Cérons and Calvimont - produce vital and dynamic wines with lots of personalities."