The Domaine de la Chapelle of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Domaine de la Chapelle - Sauternes
Only one wine is currently referenced in this domain
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.4.
It is ranked in the top 257 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Domaine de la Chapelle is one of the best wineries to follow in Sauternes.. It offers 1 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine de la Chapelle wines

Looking for the best Domaine de la Chapelle wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Domaine de la Chapelle 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 Domaine de la Chapelle wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Domaine de la Chapelle

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Domaine de la Chapelle

How Domaine de la Chapelle 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 tomato and roquefort tart.

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Domaine de la Chapelle.

  • 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 Domaine de la Chapelle

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 Domaine de la Chapelle.

Discover the grape variety: Muscadelle

Muscadelle white is a grape variety that originated in France (Bergerac). 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 bunches of medium size, and grapes of medium caliber. Muscadelle white can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Languedoc & Roussillon.

News about Domaine de la Chapelle and wines from the region

Rhône 2020: best-value wines

In his Rhône 2020 vintage report Matt Walls found fresh, vibrant and deliciously drinkable wines across the Northern and Southern appellations, with many wines being approachable now. Given that many wines won’t last as long as previous vintages such as 2016, 2017 and 2019, this could make the 2020s great value picks for immediate drinking. Scroll down to see Matt’s best-value Rhône 2020 tasting notes and scores Walls noted that this is the freshest vintage for whites since 2014, so lovers ...

Platinum: The 97 point wines of DWWA 2022

The largest-ever year for entries, an incredible 18,244 wines were judged at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards – with just 163 wines awarded a Platinum medal. ‘Winning a Platinum medal is something really exceptional’ said Decanter World Wine Awards Co-Chair Sarah Jane Evans MW. ‘Platinum is like the stratospheric level’ she commented, ‘so it’s really saying to the winemaker: this is a great wine.’ Making up just 0.87% of the total wines tasted at the 2022 c ...

Drinks industry ramps up efforts to raise money in aid of Ukraine crisis

In addition to the fine wine auctions reported on previously by Decanter, further initiatives have been set up to raise money for those in crisis. UK-based wine importer Les Caves de Pyrene has been helping to relocate families fleeing from war-torn Ukraine and settle them in safe havens across Europe, in accommodation provided by the importer’s European winemakers. To help cover the logistical costs of relocating families, the importer has announced it will hold a fundraising auction and charit ...

The word of the wine: Pressing Rosé

A method of making rosé wine that consists of pressing the grapes directly after crushing and light skin maceration. The resulting wine is lively, light and pale.