The Château Jacques-Le-Haut of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Jacques-Le-Haut - Sieur de Lion Sauternes
The winery offers 2 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 669 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château Jacques-Le-Haut is one of the best wineries to follow in Sauternes.. It offers 2 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Jacques-Le-Haut wines

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

The top sweet wines of Château Jacques-Le-Haut

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château Jacques-Le-Haut

How Château Jacques-Le-Haut wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of apple cake or quiche with artichoke bottoms and auvergne blue cheese.

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.

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News about Château Jacques-Le-Haut and wines from the region

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The word of the wine: Sulphating

Treatment, formerly practiced with copper sulfate, applied to the vine to prevent cryptogamic diseases.