Château Gilette - Crème de Tête 1982 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Gilette - Crème de Tête 1982

  • Honey
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Sweet
  • 14.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

Produced only when the vintage allows it, the “Crème de Tête” cuvée is harvested later than the estate's other Sauternes wines. A rigorous selection process is used here: perfectly botyrised grapes and juice that runs at 20° upon leaving the wine press. Some years (such as 1959, 1961 or 1988), the entire harvest is given over to making "Crème de Tête". Yields for this cuvée generally do not exceed 9 hl per hectare. The wine develops fantastic amber nuances due to its age. On the palate, it displays a rare creaminess with aromas of citrus fruits and honey. Its ageing potential is tremendous.

Château Gilette - Crème de Tête serve at a temperature of 6°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Escalopes de foie gras de canard aux raisins, Ris de veau à la crème, Crème brûlée.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Château Gilette - Crème de Tête

    Cuvée presentation

    Produced only when the vintage allows it, the “Crème de Tête” cuvée is harvested later than the estate's other Sauternes wines. A rigorous selection process is used here: perfectly botyrised grapes and juice that runs at 20° upon leaving the wine press. Some years (such as 1959, 1961 or 1988), the entire harvest is given over to making "Crème de Tête". Yields for this cuvée generally do not exceed 9 hl per hectare. The wine develops fantastic amber nuances due to its age. On the palate, it displays a rare creaminess with aromas of citrus fruits and honey. Its ageing potential is tremendous.

    Information about domain Château Gilette

    The Médeville family's relationship with the Sauternais region dates back to the marriage of Numa Médeville and Marie Despujols, the latter owning her own family estate in the heart of Preignac, as well as the Gilette vineyard. A renowned businessman and seasoned traveller, Numa Médeville was behind the many awards won by his estates. His grandson René Médeville is continuing his legacy at the Château Gilette. A man of conviction, he was committed to creating wines designed to keep, which now forms the founding pillars of the estate's reputation. Christian was next in line. A father to three girls, he took over the estate with Julie. She married Xavier Gonet, a wine-maker from Champagne, and together they split the management of Gilette and Champagne Gonet-Médeville. The legend of Gilette comes from its unusual aging: 15 to 18 years in concrete vats in a reducing environment. It is said that, during the war, a tank was abandonedovni and finally gave an absolutely exceptional wine. The wines are put on the market more than 20 years later. It is a veritable UFO, produced in extremely small quantities (5000 bottles) and highly appreciated by amateurs

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Producer/Owner: Christian Médeville
    • Vintage: 1982
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Honey
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    Château Gilette - Crème de Tête
    Château Gilette - Crème de Tête

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