Full tasting notes to come soon.
Château Violet is exactly the sort of winery that I like - small and family-owned. In fact it has been in the same family for 150 years. Traditional methods are used in the vineyard and winery.
The wine is produced from 85% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc and, like the best Sauternes wines, it also contains Muscadelle (5%) which brings some lovely floral aromas. The vines are planted on gravelly soil which helps with complexity of flavours and freshness. Whilst this is a sweet wineit has great acidity which prevents it from being cloyingly sweet.
A fabulous dessert wine which complements desserts & puddings and some blue cheeses like Roquefort. Also the classic partner for foie gras.
This wine is expressive and flattering with a bouquet where candied fruits are enhanced by spices and vanilla. The structure is full with notes of candied lemon. Warm finish.