Château Sigalas Rabaud
, which is less than half a mile from Château d'Yquem, belongs to the Lambert family. Established around 1660, the château was overhauled in 1903 when a Monsieur de Sigalas merged the sun-drenched gravel vineyard parcels purchased by his father 40 years earlier into a single property. Six generations later the grandchildren of the Marquise de Lambert de Granges, last member of the Sigalas family, dedicate the same passion to working the vines and crafting their wines.
With 14 hectares (35 acres) of vineyards, Château Sigalas Rabaud
is the smallest First Cru Classé property. Respect for biodiversity and the environment are the top priorities here, and meticulous observation of the vines allows for increasingly tempered vineyard work. Massal vine selection preserves the unique flavor of Château Sigalas-Rabaud. Debudding, thinning the leaves, shoot removal, and, especially, rigorous sorting during the harvest allow the estate to vinify only the ripest grapes with the best botrytis (noble rot).
Château Sigalas Rabaud produces a delicate, fresh, elegant Sauternes that marries the structure of Sémillon (85%) and the charm of Sauvignon (15%). Discreet and modest, this wine will delight even the most exacting expert with its aromas of flowering linden trees and white fruit. It may be drunk young but can also age for more than a century.
More informations on the website Sigalas Rabaud