The Château du Haut Pick of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château du Haut Pick - Sauternes
Only one wine is currently referenced in this domain
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Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 179 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château du Haut Pick 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 Château du Haut Pick wines

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

The top sweet wines of Château du Haut Pick

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château du Haut Pick

How Château du Haut Pick wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of tarte tatin or escalopines of turkey in brouillade.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château du Haut Pick

On the nose the sweet wine of Château du Haut Pick. often reveals types of flavors of apricot, honey or non oak and sometimes also flavors of earth, microbio or oak.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château du Haut Pick

  • 2013With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2010With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2014With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2011With an average score of 3.40/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Château du Haut Pick.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon

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 du Haut Pick

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 du Haut Pick.

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 du Haut Pick and wines from the region

Angélus, Léoville Barton join 2021 en primeur releases

Château Angélus 2021 was released this morning (23 May) at €265 per bottle ex-Bordeaux, according to Liv-ex, up by around 2% on the opening price of the 2020 vintage last year. Merchants were offering Angélus 2021 for £3,120 (12x75cl in bond). Decanter’s Georgie Hindle scored Angélus 2021 95 points, praising its ‘exceptional finesse’. She said the wine represents an excellent effort, following a Bordeaux 2021 growing season that presented many weather challenges. This vintage of Angélus contains ...

Drought and heat drive early wine harvests in Europe

Severe drought and heatwaves have provided challenges for wine producers across Europe in 2022, from maintaining vine health to concerns about – and the impact of – wildfires. Early harvests have been a feature of the vintage and reports emerged this week of records being broken at some white wine-producing estates in Bordeaux. Spain’s Caserío de Dueñas estate in DO Rueda said it began a record early harvest on 16 August this year. While drought and heat have put pressure on yields in some regio ...

Stephen Brook: ‘It is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the Bordeaux region’

My book The Complete Bordeaux, which has been revised every five years, is soon to be published in its fourth edition. This may seem like excessive haste, given the scope of the book, but it is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the region. Burgundy, in contrast, is relatively stable, since most properties are family-owned and tend to stay that way. But not so in Bordeaux, where there are ample opportunities for newcomers to acquire established properties, as they have been doing ...

The word of the wine: Mou

Said of a wine unbalanced by its lack of acidity.