What is y Chateau d Yquem?
Chateau d’Yquem also produces a dry, white Bordeaux wine called “Y,” which is pronounced (Ygrec). The wine is only made in select vintages. The first vintage for the production of dry, white wine at Chateau d’Yquem took place in 1959. The blend of “Y” is normally close to 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.
Where is Chateau d’Yquem from?
Château d’Yquem (French: [ʃɑto dikɛm]) is a Premier Cru Supérieur (Fr: “Superior First Growth”) wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves.
Does Sauternes need to breathe?
Like most white wines, Sauternes should be served slightly chilled, around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Sauternes can be enjoyed young or it can be cellared for generations. A young bottle should be uncorked and allowed to breathe for 15 minutes before serving. If you have an aged bottle be sure to decant it.
What dessert goes with Sauternes?
Dessert pairings for Sauternes
- Ripe peaches and nectarines.
- Strawberries and cream.
- Simple French fruit tarts – especially apple and apricot tart.
- Roast pineapple – maybe the perfect match for Chateau d’Yquem on one of the rare occasions I’ve drunk it.
Are all Sauternes sweet?
They are naturally very sweet wines that are fermented just like any other wine. They are so sweet and concentrated that the yeasts can’t ferment all of the sugar. There is a large amount of residual sugars after fermentation, hence Sauternes wines being sweet.
What kind of rating does Chateau d Yquem get?
Wine-Searcher is not responsible for omissions and inaccuracies. Dry white of Chateau d’Yquem. A number of critics have rated this Bordeaux wine extremely highly: the 2016 vintage was given a score of 92 by The Wine Advocate and the 2008 vintage was given a score of 18/20 by Jancis Robinson.
When did Chateau d’Yquem start making white wine?
Chateau d’Yquem Dry White Wine Chateau d’Yquem also produces a dry, white Bordeaux wine called “Y,” which is pronounced (Ygrec). The wine is only made in select vintages. The first vintage for the production of dry, white wine at Chateau d’Yquem took place in 1959.
What’s the best temperature to drink Chateau d Yquem?
Chateau d’Yquem is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will naturally, slowly warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out.
What is the scent of Yquem in 2001?
The Yquem of 2001 reveals a hint of green in its color of gold and light. Although somewhat reluctant aromatically, with aeration, it offers: tropical creamy fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet crème brûlée, and buttered walnut scents.