Les Fleurs de Malle

Sauternes AOC – Bordeaux – France

Les Fleurs de Malle is Château de Malle’s second wine, produced from the youngest vines of the Château de Malle vineyard, and crafted by the same team. The plots are cultivated both rigorously and meticulously. Resulting from a strict selection of grapes, this wine has been aged in the purest tradition of Sauternes wines.

Less rich in liqueur than the Château’s elder wine, Les Fleurs is the result of a different approach, which aimed at achieving a great Sauternes with a modern, lighter touch that will particularly appeal to the newer generation of consumers.

Terroir

Siliceous, sandy and clayey-gravelly

Surface

28 ha in Fargues and Preignac
Grape varieties
68 % Semillon
29 % Sauvignon
3 % Muscadelle
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 hl/ha
Sorting grapes on the vine
Grape varieties vinified separately. Direct pressing and settling time about ten hours
Maturing in barrels for 20 to 24 months, 1/3 of which are new
Bottled at the château 2 or 3 years after the harvest