Period: all year round, except Monday
Immerse yourself in the universe of the Grands Crus, in the heart of the Sauternes.
Welcome to the property for an exceptional oenological day.
The official classification of 1855 places the Vigneau among the first producers of Sauternes. Since the beginning of the 17th century, the château has been a sure value of the “Sauternes” appellation. Vintage after vintage, il claims a style full of intensity and freshness. In 1867, the great broker Daney gave it the first place immediately after Yquem. It was Albert de Pontac, Madame de Rayne’s nephew, who bestowed the name “Rayne Vigneau” upon the estate.
The vineyard extends over 84 hectares in a single block. Settled on a vast hilltop it overlooks the Sauternes region. Its subsoil of sandy gravel, atop a clay base, reveals astonishing riches, agates, sapphires, rock crystals, which contribute to the creation of this precious wine.
The vines are 30 years old on average. They are divided between Semillon (74%), Sauvignon Blanc (24%), which brings the note of freshness typical of the wines of the Château, and Muscadelle (2%).
Departure at 9 am from your place of residence with your driver. After a 40mn drive, your day begins with a perched tasting. Supervised by a professional tree climber, you will be invited to the top of a bicentennial cedar. You will climb the rope up to a hanging table to sample the 1er Grand Cru Classé of the château. An ideal vantage point to admire the panorama of the Sauternes vineyards and the Ciron valley.
Lunch at the property. The chef awaits you for a culinary discovery. Succumb to the carefully selected food and wine pairings.
Afternoon: Time for tasting! “To taste well is primarily to talk and exchange: everyone has different perceptions”. This experience will appeal to your 5 senses : sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Discover the golden and amber color or the fine and subtle taste of almond, quince or citrus fruits, under the influence of toasted notes inherited from the barrel. The promise of a convivial moment that awakens your senses and makes you want to appreciate every gesture, every aroma, every flavor.