Marks and reviews
Château Bastor-Lamontagne is an estate located in the Sauternes appellation, with origins dating back to the 18th century.
The Château Bastor-Lamontagne vineyard stretches across a surface area of 42 hectares in a single block. This Sauternes estate has been certified as an organic winegrower since the 2016 harvest and as a Level 3 High Environmental Value winegrower since 2020. The vines are 34 years old on average and are planted on a terroir of sand, gravel, clay and limestone.
The grape varieties are Semillon (77%), Sauvignon Blanc (20%) and Sauvignon Gris (3%).
A mild, dry winter favoured early budburst and rapid, even flowering in June. The vine resisted the high summer heat, thanks to the rigorous management of the vineyard and an optimal leaf surface. The rainy spells at the end of September/beginning of October were beneficial, as was the rainfall in mid-October which allowed the development of noble rot. The harvest, carried out under ideal conditions, revealed healthy grapes of great quality.
Winemaking and ageing
Manual harvest from September 6th to October 29th. 3 successive selections. Slow and plot-based extraction. Light cold settling. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. Fermentation was completed in new barrels or one-wine barrels in a temperature-controlled cellar. The wine was aged for 12 to 18 months in new barrels and one-wine barrels.
The wine has a delightful delicate and pale colour.
Complex, the nose releases intense fragrances of orange peel.
A rich and fresh attack precedes a palate with subtly candied and fruity aromas that draw out to a finish combining power and freshness.