Château de Malle

Sauternes AOC – Bordeaux – France

Château de Malle, a listed historical monument, has remained in the same family since the 17th century. The vineyards extend over the municipalities of Preignac and Fargues. Château de Malle’s sweet wines were listed in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification (Grands Crus Classés) of 1855.

Rather than playing on powerful notes, this wine reveals itself through its finesse and its delicate yet sharp freshness—all traits which promise future ageing in which balance will be combined to an aerial style.

Awards
2016 VINTAGE : Decanter 90 + Yves Beck 93-95 + Vinum 17 + RVF 17
2015 VINTAGE : Decanter 91 + James Suckling 93-94 + Wine Spectator 90-93 + Le Point 17
2014 VINTAGE : Wine Advocate 91-93 + Wine Spectator 90-93 + Wine Enthusiast 92 + Decanter 92 + Jancis Robinson 16
2013 VINTAGE : Jancis Robinson 17 + Vinum 16,5
2012 VINTAGE : Silver Brussels + Gold Miami.

Terroir

Siliceous, sandy and clayey-gravelly

Surface

28 ha in Fargues and Preignac
Grape varieties
68 % Semillon
32 % Sauvignon
Servicing
Serving temperature : 12 / 15 °C
Decant 1 to 2 hours before serving
The wine is not treated, deposit is natural
Pairing
Natural or fried foie gras. Spicy dishes such as chicken curry
Sweet/savoury dishes such as duck with peaches
Delicious with blue-veined cheeses such as blue or Roquefort
Citrus fruit salad and strawberry salad with basil or mint
Technical
Yield : around 17 hl/ha
Sorting grapes on the vine
Grape variety vinified separately. Direct pressing and settling time about ten hours
Matured in barrels for 20 to 24 months, 1/3 of which are new
Bottled at the property 2 or 3 years after the harvest