Located in Sauternes, Barsac is an appellation renowned for its formidable sweet white wines. Covering an area of 460 hectares, Barsac is planted to mostly Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and small quantities of Muscadelle. The wines produced in Barsac, like the wines of the region, come in contact with Botrytis Cinerea, a unique rot that comes alive under the right conditions. This Noble Rot attacks the skins of perfectly ripe berries, dehydrating the grape, thus naturally concentrating the sugars inside the berries. This natural phenomenon is essential to making the great wines of Barsac. The vines are planted on a clay-limestone soil, with gravel and sand. Barsac wines in their youth display a bright honey color exhibiting fresh notes of stone fruit and honeysuckle. With age, the wines mature to rich amber color over years and decades, notes of marmalade, honey, and orange peel slowly develop. Above all, Barsac produces elegant wines of exceptionally richness and freshness.
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