AOC Saussignac Cuvée Noble Richard Doughty
Delicious 'full on' dessert wine similar to Sauternes in style, yet much cheaper! A wine to savour and sip or save for Christmas even. Limited quantites left.
Saussignac is an appellation in SW France well known for sweet wines. It is a small area of land which surrounds the town of Saussignac, on the southern slopes of the Dordogne river. Think Sauternes (which is just 40km to the east) and you would not be far wrong. Here Englishman Richard Doughty also makes Bergerac Sec and Rouge wines, but his real passion and talent is for the sweet Saussignac. Made mainly from botrytis affected Semillon grapes which concentates the sugar, the wines are nectarous and intense. Aromas are of acacia and honeysuckle followed by luxurious honey, praline and orange blossom flavours in the mouth. Drink chilled, in a large glass to fully capture the bouquet. Lovely with fruit puddings, other desserts or simply on its own to lift the spirits as a treat!