One of the finest white wines in the world sweet, rich and complex bouquet. Aged for twenty-five years.
The Sauternes Château Saint Helene and the other Sauternes the Château de Malle which it is produced using the grapes from younger vines (10-15 years). The care of the vineyards is entrusted to the same tenants of his older brother is respected as well as the traditional recipe: Sémillon (69%) - vigorous grapes - Sauvignon blanc (28%) - source of freshness - and Muscadelle (3%) - which gives the Sauternes its peculiar aromatic notes.
The uniqueness of this sweet white wine is due to its special processing: the Botrytis cinerea - a fungus - is allowed to attack the berries and to develop a noble rot on the peel, favored by the climate generally hot region of alternating conditions humidity caused by the morning dew or sparse rainy phenomena. The mold Botrytis cinerea makes permeable the grape skin to evaporate part of the juices and retain the sugars, increasing the levels.
Though legend has it that the origin of the production of Sauternes is the result of a fortunate coincidence, today nothing is left to chance. The harvest is delayed because the mold only attacks the ripe grapes and the harvest takes place in several steps to get the right concentration of sugarsin the berries. This gives you a Sauternes extremely balanced, with beautifully balanced acidity, the sweetness.
the Château de Malle Wine has always been part of its history but it is only thanks to the figure of Pierre de Bournazel we can even today enjoy this precious Sauternes.
After having inherited the early 50s, the property, uninhabited for two generations, Pierre de Bournazel decides to return the Château de Malle to its former glory architectural and wine. Not even the terrible frost of 1956 makes him desist from his dream will replant the entire vineyard that had been destroyed.