Sweet Cérons, 2015, Château de Cérons (375ml), Cérons, Bordeaux
Sweet wines are not just for Christmas! This delicious wine from the Cérons region in Bordeaux (think Sauternes, without the price tag) is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face all year round. We can almost hear your sweet-tooth crying our for more…
About this wine
Golden, luxurious, and dripping with topical fruit flavours, this is sweet wine in all its glory. There's a sharp acidity that stops the sweetness from being overpowering, giving balance and poise. Although delicious, it's not a bottle to drink all on your own, so get some friends over and the cheeseboard out, and watch this wine disarm with it's unctuous charm.
The grapes used to make this wine get their sweetness from a fungus called Botrytis Cinerea, better known as 'Noble Rot'. Yes, we can see why some might be put off by the words 'fungus' and 'rot' when it comes to wine, but trust us, it really is amazing! This particular fungus is revered by sweet wine makers across the world, as once it takes hold of the grape toward the end of the growing season, it consumes the water within the grapes, and in doing so, concentrates all the yummy, fruity sweetness within.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Cérons, Bordeaux
Located in the heart of the village of Cérons in the Graves region, which borders Sauternes, Château de Cérons is a listed historic monument and a lovely manor house built in the early 17th century, overlooking the Garonne River. The vineyards in Château de Cérons are maintained and managed with respect to the natural balance of the soil and wider area, and since 2012 they have been committed to the EMS (Environmental Management System) scheme, and have obtained both HEV (High Environmental Value) certification and ISO 14001 status in 2019.
AOP Cérons is a small enclave in the Graves region with a specific microclimate, enabling the production of botrytis affected dessert wines. It is one of the oldest and possibly one of the least known Bordeaux appellations!