2021 Château d'Yquem Y d'Yquem
EN PRIMEUR DEAL - AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2023 - PRICE VALID UNTIL 15/11/23
"Y" is the exceptionally rare dry white wine from Ch d'Yquem. Its production began irregularly in 1959, from berries on which the "pourriture noble" for the Sauternes had not settled. However, from 2004 onwards it was decided to produce this dry wine every year and in a different way, with more freshness and tension. To this end, the team selects annually (now before the botrytis establishes itself) a few bunches of sauvignon and sémillon that are perfectly ripe, for this exceptional wine. This also provides a "relieving" factor in the vineyard for the remaining bunches that serve the liquor (and for the botrytis that settles afterwards). The Berries therefore come from the large vineyard of Ch d'Yquem and benefit from the same care of the team. The wine is vinified in a separate cuverie and fermented "sur lie" in order to have even more intensity. There it matures for 10 months in oak, 1/3 of which is new oak. Only 10,000 bottles are made per year.
ABOUT VOLUME 2021: From a meteorological point of view, 2021 was a turbulent year. The mercifully limited frost of April 7 and 8 was followed by a very rainy spring, which fortunately did not affect the flowering of the vines.
From mid-July to the end of August the weather was dry and relatively cool. The absence of extreme temperatures allowed the grapes to ripen in excellent conditions, giving this vintage an exceptional freshness that is perhaps its defining quality.
FACT : In the Tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine and all kinds of information such as a presentation and photos. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will immediately see the possible discount if you choose Pickup in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||97|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|