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The proximity of the Cérons appellation to the river Garonne is the reason why such high quality sweet whites are made here. A Semillon based sweet wine that exhibits a nose of ripe apricots and honey with a rich palate and racy, palate cleansing acidity.
Château du Seuil Graves white wine is a blend of approximately 70% of the Semillon variety and 30% Sauvignon Blanc, The Semillon is partially fermented in new French oak barrels using the OXOLINE system and bottled 6-9 months after the harvest. It is a wine that will develop interesting flavours with bottle age and will keep for up to 10 years. The wine is of an appealing golden colour, has a fresh aromatic bouquet, is full and fruity with a long aftertaste.
Château Padouën, based in Barsac, has a good 3 hectare site in Sauternes situated on a clay-gravel rise and surrounded by the great growths.
Padouën create a rich, concentrated, golden-coloured Sauternes that has notes of honey, dried apricots and almonds with some tangy acidity to add balance.