This wine hails from a unique region of the Colchagua Valley, where cool coastal breezes regulate the warm daytime temperatures and aid in a controlled ripening season. These optimal growing conditions result in grapes with fully developed and concentrated flavors. On the palate, ripe plum, cherry and currant are exquisitely interwoven with savory notes of dried herbs and tobacco. Red meats will pair best, but earthy vegetable dishes would also make a delightful partner.
Recipe PairingsLamb Ragout with Spring Vegetables
Colchagua Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Grilled Red Meats
Marinated Red Meats
Leg Of Lamb
Chateau d'Yquem, the Bordeaux estate in Sauternes known to produce the world's most coveted sweet dessert wine, was beloved by Russian czars. The brother of Duke Constantine bought 400 barrels of the 1847 vintage for 20,000 gold francs.