Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 2005 375ml
Chatea d'Yquem started harvest very early in 2005, on the 7th of September. Unusually, this began with Sémillon grapes that were perfectly ripe, and whose skins were already starting to change color due to an attack by botrytis. Such optimum conditions never last long, and were ideal for d'Yquem.
A brief "window of opportunity" without rain opened up on the 13th. This made it possible to finish picking scattered bunches of barely botrytised grapes. Another pass began on the 18th, targeting ripe Sauvignon Blanc grapes this time. This variety is essential for d'Yquem's trademark bouquet. Picking finished with Sauvignon Blanc on d'Yquem's finest terroirs on the 22nd of September, bringing this unique harvest to an end.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc