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Top wines from Sauternais

This is a list of the top wines from Sauternais or one of its subregions based on the ratings they received from professional reviewers.

Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem
Château d'Yquem

144 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 27 offers with a price range of € 365.00-€ 6,302.52.

Château Doisy-Daëne

Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant
Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant

19 ratings, average: 96/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 204.50-€ 285.78.

Château Doisy-Daëne
Château Doisy-Daëne

42 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 4 offers with a price range of € 83.19-€ 438.76.

Château Coutet

Château Coutet
Château Coutet

47 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 8 offers with a price range of € 21.19-€ 306.00.

Château Suduiraut

Château Suduiraut
Château Suduiraut

41 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 7 offers with a price range of € 35.00-€ 357.14.

Château Climens

Château Climens
Château Climens

29 ratings, average: 93/100 points. We list 9 offers with a price range of € 40.76-€ 331.93.

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

35 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 7 offers with a price range of € 23.11-€ 224.05.

Château Doisy-Védrines

Château Doisy-Védrines
Château Doisy-Védrines

41 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 22.27-€ 25.27.

Château Guiraud

Château Guiraud
Château Guiraud

31 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 17 offers with a price range of € 20.34-€ 84.77.

Château du Coy

Château du Coy
27 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 46.22-€ 108.40.

Château de Malle

Château de Malle
Château de Malle

31 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 36.73

Château La Tour Blanche

Château La Tour Blanche
Château La Tour Blanche

24 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 196.04

Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec
Château Rieussec

17 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 56.82-€ 145.35.

Château de Rayne-Vigneau

Château de Rayne-Vigneau
Château de Rayne-Vigneau

25 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 5 offers with a price range of € 17.77-€ 240.00.

Château Rabaud-Promis

Château Rabaud-Promis
Château Rabaud-Promis

23 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 18.07-€ 33.91.

Château Nairac

Château Nairac
Château Nairac

19 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 29.54-€ 56.72.

Château Sigalas Rabaud

Château Sigalas Rabaud
Château Sigalas Rabaud

15 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 23.11

Château de Myrat

Château de Myrat
Château de Myrat

12 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 28.99-€ 38.50.

Duc de Sauternes

Duc de Sauternes
20 ratings, average: 88/100 points. We list 5 offers with a price range of € 11.34-€ 119.00.

Château Lamothe Guignard

Château Lamothe Guignard
Château Lamothe Guignard

13 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 38.36

Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey

Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey
Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey

11 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 47.69

Château Gilette

Château Gilette Crème de Tête
Château Gilette Crème de Tête

4 ratings, average: 95/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 225.09

Château Raymond-Lafon

Château Raymond-Lafon
Château Raymond-Lafon

10 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 28.15

Map of Sauternais

Grapes and blends used in Sauternais

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend: 90%,Sémillon: 6%,Sauvignon Blanc: 3%

Wine types in Sauternais

White - Sweet/Dessert: 96%, White: 3%

The Sauternes region produces sweet white wines. The sweetness is caused by a fungus that develops on the grape during the moist fall. The fungus extracts water from the grape and the grape shrivels, thereby increasing the concentration of the grape juice. At the same time, they have an effect on the taste of the juice. It leads to a wine that is very sweet and aromatic, with tropical fruits in the palate. 

Producing such a wine is very risky. Rain during the harvest may cause real rot instead of noble rot that makes the grapes unsuitable for producing wine. Also, the noble rot does not attack the whole vineyard at the same time. Some bunches may be covered with it while others, at the same vine, may not. To make the best possible wine, grapes have to be harvested in several batches, and even then the bunches are selected by hand. This of course is very labor intensive. Together with the low yields that result from the shriveling of the grapes, this means the production price of a high quality Sauternes is amongst the highest in the world.

Wines from Barsac have their own appellation, but may also produce wines under the Sauternes appellation.

The 1855 classification gave Château d'Yquem the status of "Premier grand Cru Supérieur", the only one with the "supérieur" appended to the "Priemier grand Cru" is if to say it is a class apart. Indeed it is, even today d'Yquem is the unrivaled number 1 in Sauternes.

Premier Cru Classé status was given to the following wineries:

Château Guiraud, Château La Tour Blanche, Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, Château de Rayne-Vigneau, Château Sigalas Rabaud, Château Rabaud-Promis, Clos Haut Peyraguey, Château Coutet, Château Climens, Château Suduiraut and last but not least Château Rieussec.

Subregions in Sauternais

Barsac
Cérons
Sauternes

Producers that make wines from Sauternais or subregions

Château d'Yquem1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Guiraud1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château Climens1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Coutet3 wines out of 4 are from Sauternais
Château Doisy-Daëne3 wines out of 4 are from Sauternais
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Suduiraut5 wines out of 6 are from Sauternais
Château de Rayne-Vigneau2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternais
Duc de Sauternes1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Unknown2 wines out of 254 are from Sauternais
Château du Coy1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Rabaud-Promis1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Société Agricole Vinicole d'Exploitation2 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château de Myrat1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Doisy-Védrines1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Filhot3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château Nairac1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Rieussec4 wines out of 5 are from Sauternais
Château Caillou2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château de Malle2 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château du Hayot Andoyse1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Gilette3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château La Tour Blanche2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternais
Château Lamothe Guignard1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Liot2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Raymond-Lafon1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Sigalas Rabaud2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Clos du Roy1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternais
Le Dragon1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Les Cypres de Climens1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Alexis Lichine1 wine out of 18 are from Sauternais
Androquet1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Baron de Gravelines1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternais
Baron Philippe de Rothschild2 wines out of 59 are from Sauternais
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Matilde1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Barton & Guestier2 wines out of 73 are from Sauternais
Barton&Guestier1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternais
Bellvue1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Berry Bros.1 wine out of 18 are from Sauternais
Bichot1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Boubée1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternais
Brassens-Guiteronde1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Calvet1 wine out of 19 are from Sauternais
Carmes de Rieussec1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Castelnau de Suduiraut1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Barbier1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Barrau1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bastor-Lamontagne2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Baulac Dodijos1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bêchereau de Ruat1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bechereau Philipperie1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bellevue1 wine out of 22 are from Sauternais
Château Bequet1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bernisse1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Bessan1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château Beylieux1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Briatte (Fortum & Mason)1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Briatte Roudes1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Broustet3 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château Cameron1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Camperos1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Cantegril2 wines out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château Carasse1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Cazenave1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Chante l'Oiseau1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Chantegril1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Chantet Blanet1 wine out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Charrier1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Charrier Lagaradan1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château Closiot2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Coustet2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Cru D'arche Pugneau2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
Château Cru Peyraguey1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château D'Archambeau1 wine out of 3 are from Sauternais
Château d'Arche2 wines out of 4 are from Sauternais
Château d'Arche Pugneau1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château d'Arche-Lafaurie1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château d'Argilas Le Pape1 wine out of 1 are from Sauternais
Château d'Armajan des Ormes2 wines out of 2 are from Sauternais
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