The Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or - Cuvée d'Exception Sauternes
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.
It is ranked in the top 73 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or 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 Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or wines

Looking for the best Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or 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 Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or

How Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of rice with milk or risotto with ham and gorgonzola.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or

On the nose the sweet wine of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, earth or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of marmalade, stewed apricot or dried fruit. In the mouth the sweet wine of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or

  • 2016With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2007With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2005With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2014With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2006With an average score of 3.90/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or.

  • 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.

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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 Winery Le Tertre du Lys d'Or and wines from the region

Fires near Bordeaux: Liber Pater vineyard evacuated

Police ordered the evacuation of more local residents in the Landiras area yesterday (Monday 18 July), with Liber Pater’s vineyard in Graves also evacuated as firefighters continued to try to contain a large forest fire that has been burning for the past week. A ‘fog’ of fire smoke behind Liber Pater vines on Tuesday morning (19 July), said owner Loïc Pasquet, who was briefly able to return to the site. Smoke hasn’t been a problem so far, he said. Credit: Loïc Pasquet. ‘The pol ...

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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: Fulfilled

Said of a wine at its peak that is balanced and offers all its aromatic potential.