The Château Laribotte of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Laribotte - Chateâu Violet Sauternes
The winery offers 7 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.
It is ranked in the top 42 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château Laribotte is one of the world's great estates. It offers 7 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Laribotte wines

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

The top sweet wines of Château Laribotte

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château Laribotte

How Château Laribotte 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 pumpkin and blueberry no-dough pie in the microwave.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château Laribotte

On the nose the sweet wine of Château Laribotte. often reveals types of flavors of peach, stone or apples and sometimes also flavors of butter, vanilla or lemon. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château Laribotte. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château Laribotte

  • 2005With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2013With an average score of 4.14/5
  • 2011With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2009With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2014With an average score of 4.00/5

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

  • 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 Laribotte

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 Laribotte.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon blanc

Originally from Bordeaux, Sauvignon, or Sauvignon Blanc, is reputed to be one of the best French grape varieties for white wine. It is a white grape variety, not to be confused with Sauvignon Gris and its pale yellow color, or with Cabernet Sauvignon which produces red wines. Particularly famous thanks to Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated as far as New Zealand, where it produces great wines whose reputation is well established.

News about Château Laribotte and wines from the region

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