The Château Les Justices of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Les Justices - Sauternes
Only one wine is currently referenced in this domain
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.1.
This estate is part of the Vignobles Gonet-Médeville.
It is ranked in the top 40 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux
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The Château Les Justices is one of the world's great estates. It offers 1 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Les Justices wines

Looking for the best Château Les Justices wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château Les Justices wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Château Les Justices wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Château Les Justices

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château Les Justices

How Château Les Justices wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of rice with milk or duck breast with gnocchi and roquefort sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château Les Justices

On the nose the sweet wine of Château Les Justices. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, elderflower or marmalade and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, floral or orange peel. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château Les Justices. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château Les Justices

  • 1988With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2009With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2001With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2008With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 1999With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2015With an average score of 4.10/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Château Les Justices.

  • Sémillon
  • Muscadelle
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Discovering the wine region of Sauternes

Sauternes, 65 km South of Bordeaux, is a Village renowned for its high quality Sweet wines. Although some wineries produce Dry wines, they sell them under other appellations than Sauternes, which is specific to sweet wines. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the most prestigious, long-lasting and expensive dessert wines in the world. A half bottle of premium, aged Sauternes from a good Vintage can sell for over $1,000.

Classic Sauternes has a DeepGoldenColor (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber color with bottle age. Its aromas include flower and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle - the hallmark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness and power with elegance. Sauternes wines are primarily made from the Sémillon grape, which accounts for about eight out of every ten vines in the local vineyard.

Sauvignon Blanc accounts for most of the remaining vineyard and is the dominant grape in a small handful of Sauternes wines. Semillon forms a broad, well-structured base with aromas of beeswax and apricot, while Sauvignon Blanc contributes its characteristic herbal aromas and enough acidity to keep the resulting wine fresh rather than mouthwatering. These two varieties (sometimes supplemented by a small amount of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris) have become the preferred varieties here, not only because they are also used to make dry white Bordeaux wines, but also because of their susceptibility to a particular type of fungus, Botrytis cinerea (often just botrytis). Apart from yeast, without which the grape juice cannot ferment into wine, one would not expect a fungus to play a key role in winemaking.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château Les Justices

Planning a wine route in the of Sauternes? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Château Les Justices.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

News about Château Les Justices and wines from the region

Rare Lafite 1887 magnum tops £22,000 in Sotheby’s auction

A magnum of Lafite Rothschild 1887 sold for £22,500 ($28,300) at a Sotheby’s auction of ‘vinous treasures’ spanning nearly 200 years. The wine, held in storage with Octavian group in Wiltshire, had a pre-sale high estimate of £18,000. A single bottle of Château d’Yquem 1831 sold for £27,500 (pre-sale high estimate: £20,000). Another bottle of Yquem, from the 1896 vintage, sold for £15,000, tripling its pre-sale high estimate. ‘An extraordinary wine from a very great Sauternes vintage,’ said Sere ...

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 ...

New Château Latour 2010 stocks released onto market

New stocks of Château Latour 2010 were released from the Pauillac-based First Growth’s cellars on 13 September. Latour 2010 is regarded as one of the best Bordeaux wines of the 21st century so far, and has received two 100-point Decanter scores in the past three years. It’s also more expensive than many other Latour vintages, but analyst group Wine Lister said it expected buyers to show interest. ‘There is no doubt that this release will see demand, especially for merchants rel ...

The word of the wine: Filling

Gentle transfer from one barrel to another to oxygenate the wine, eliminate some of the lees and reduce the carbon dioxide (fizz) that was released during the fermentations.