Chateau d’Yquem is the biggest vineyard in Sauternes with its 100 ha. Since a few years back the winemaking is under the responsibility of Sandrine Garbay. When BKWine was there recently we took the occasion to make an interview with Sandrine and we have now published the two short videos on BKWine TV. Watch them here: On the first clip Sandrine Garbay talks about Yquem, the vineyard and her role as winemaker, and on the second Sandrine Garbay talks about the taste of Yquem and how the wine evolves with aging.
This is Part 1
Interview with Sandrine Garbay the chief winemaker and cellar master (maitre de chai). She has been in charge of the wine making since 1998 at Chateau d’Yquem. Sandrine has made a dream come true by becoming the winemaker of Yquem.
The most important thing for Sandrine in making the wine is to respect the source and the raw material, so to speak, to respect the grapes and extract all aromas and elegance that the grapes and the noble rot (botrytis cinerea) can give.
Chateau d’Yquem is located in Sauternes in Bordeaux and is one of the worlds most expensive sweet white wines, in fact, it’s simply one of the world’s most exclusive wines all categories. Yquem is the biggest property in Sauternes having some 100 hectares. The size adds complexity and depth to the wine.
Sandrine also talks about how to pair Chateau Yquem wine with food matching it with for example lobster and shellfish or even fish. Also chicken or veal can be delicious with Chateau d’Yquem.
Sandrine finishes with a few short words on the 2009 vintage. Early in the season everything looks very promising with just enough water, but perhaps a little bit late development.
Dont miss the second video on Chateau d’Yquem where Sandrine Garbay talks about the taste and aging of Yquem.
Music: Mable Lynch, man for Me, http://www.podsafeaudio.com
By BKWine, https://www.bkwine.com
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