Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 2, Grapes
The 11 appellations of Bordeaux, France cultivate the perfect environment for the growth of Sweet Bordeaux’s key ingredients – its grapes!
Comprised of 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% Muscadelle that are carefully handpicked, this sweet wine’s unique taste is the result of Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. This process of creating partially raisined grapes causes the flavor to be highly concentrated and uniquely delicious.
Did you know that it is uncommon for an entire grapevine to only produce enough juice to make a single glass of Sweet Bordeaux?