Get to know: Lieutenant de Sigalas, Sauternes 2018 (37.5cl)
The second wine of Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, this is a classic Sauternes blend of Semillon and Sauvignon blanc from the same terroir as the wineries premier cru classé wines. Fresh floral aromas and white fleshed fruits, 12 months in barrel add complexity and depth. An amazing pairing with cheeses and fruit desserts.
Created in the seventeenth century, the land of Rabaud was acquired in 1863 by Henri de Sigalas. Forty years later, his only son, Pierre Gaston de Sigalas, sold the majority of the estate. He only kept “the Jewel of Sigalas”, a south-facing gravelly slope which remains as the current 14 hectares. The de Lambert des Granges family, heir to Château Sigalas Rabaud, perpetuates their family’s legacy by respecting the “terroir” and the selection of the wines in order to produce a great Sauternes.