Top 100 wines of Barsac

Discover the top 100 best wines of Barsac of Sauternes as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Barsac and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Barsac

The wine region of Barsac is located in the region of Sauternes of Bordeaux of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Château Climens or the Château Nairac produce mainly wines sweet, red and white. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Barsac are Muscadelle, Cabernet franc and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Barsac often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, brown sugar or papaya and sometimes also flavors of toasted almonds, guava or jasmine.

In the mouth of Barsac is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness. We currently count 27 estates and châteaux in the of Barsac, producing 33 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Barsac go well with generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts, blue cheese or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc).

News from the vineyard of Barsac

Château Lafon-Rochet appoints Christophe Congé as MD

Having joined Domaine Barons de Rothschild in 1999, Congé has since held the role of oenologist and wine operations manager across Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart Milon for over 22 years. He has now been appointed MD of  Saint-Estèphe fourth growth Château Lafon-Rochet. He takes on his new role with immediate effect. Congé will work closely with Emmanuel Cruse, director of Vignobles Cruse-Lorenzetti, which acquired Château Lafon-Rochet from the Tesseron family last year. The appoint ...

Château Climens gets new majority owner after stake sale

Château Climens owner Lurton has sold a majority stake in the prestigious, Barsac-based estate to Jean-Hubert Moitry and his family, via the family’s Patrimonia Développement group, it was announced this week. It marks the Moitry family’s first investment in the wine sector, and represents a major deal in the Bordeaux wine world. Financial details weren’t disclosed. Nicknamed ‘Lord of Barsac’, Climens is one of the Premier Grand Cru Classé estates of Sauternes and Barsac listed in Bordeaux ...

Courvoisier Mizunara: the launch of a collaborative Cognac

Described by Courvoisier as ‘daring’, ‘visionary’ and ‘a first-of-its-kind collaboration’, Courvoisier Mizunara was created by the house’s recently-retired maître de chai, Patrice Pinet, and Shinji Fukuyo, chief blender of Japanese whisky maker Suntory. The project dates back to 2015, when the president of Suntory visited Courvoisier at Jarnac shortly after Suntory took over Beam Global, the Cognac house’s then owner, in a deal worth US$16bn. Pinet expressed an interest in experimenting with miz ...