Chateau de Fargues
Fargues is the birthplace of the Lur Saluces family from Gironde. For more than five centuries, they have possessed various domains producing wine in the region of Sauternes and Bordeaux. The vineyard spreads on 15 hectares of sand, clay and gravel soil planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Small quantities are produced and there is no second wine. Grapes develop Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. It increases and saturates the aromas in the grain, but it is extremely capricious. The window of time is very short when the fruits must be harvested - neither earlier nor later. For this reason, there are years when you will not find the famous Sauternes of the Château de Fargues. The Chateau refuses to bottle any compromised vintage due to lower quality of the harvest. You have to taste it to find out what maintaining such a high class really means.