Sauternes is a small town of 600 inhabitants, south of Bordeaux. Known for its wines, the appellation is one of the less widespread in the region with its 1,900 hectares. Ensconced amidst the Graves, bordered to the north by the Garonne, Sauternes is more precisely its reputation for its sweet white wines made in a unique technique: its microclimate allows the development of Botrytis cinerea, a fungus considered a "rot noble "as responsible for the ripening of the grapes, resulting in an increase in sugar concentration. A beautiful stage on the road of Bordeaux wines, the Sauternes includes chateaux producing wines among the most famous in the world, Chateau d'Yquem.

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