The Château Les Mingets of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Les Mingets - Sauternes
Only one wine is currently referenced in this domain
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.
It is ranked in the top 53 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château Les Mingets 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 Mingets wines

Looking for the best Château Les Mingets wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château Les Mingets 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 Mingets wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Château Les Mingets

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

How Château Les Mingets wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of the coughing cat's apple crumble or spinach and roquefort pie.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château Les Mingets

On the nose the sweet wine of Château Les Mingets. often reveals types of flavors of peach, apricot or orange and sometimes also flavors of honey, non oak or earth. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château Les Mingets. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château Les Mingets

  • 2014With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2011With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2010With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2013With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2012With an average score of 3.80/5

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon
  • Muscadelle

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 Mingets

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 Mingets.

Discover the grape variety: Sémillon

Sémillon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches of grapes, and grapes of large size. Sémillon Blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

News about Château Les Mingets and wines from the region

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The word of the wine: PDO

Protected Designation of Origin - equivalent to the term "controlled designation of origin" in European regulations.