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2009 Vin de France Blanc “Héréthique”

Domaine de l’Alliance

2009 Vin de France <i>Blanc</i> “Héréthique” Domaine de l’Alliance - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



The dessert wines from Domaine de l’Alliance are nothing short of spectacular. When you uncork a bottle from Daniel and Valérie Alibrand, you know you are about to experience the fruits of the labor of dedicated farmers who are willing to put everything on the line to create something sensational from what their land and the vintage have to offer.
    In 2009, a small plot dedicated to Sauternes production experienced a remarkable onset of Botrytis, the “noble rot” responsible the most exquisite dessert wines. By the time of harvest, the grapes were so concentrated and the yields so low that only 430 bottles were produced of this nectar. Honeyed, richly fruity, and boasting a fascinating smoky complexity, this decadent dessert wine is truly stunning. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2009
  • Bottle Size 500mL
  • Blend Sémillon
  • Appellation Vin de France
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Vineyard Average of 50 years
  • Soil Gravel, Clay, Sand
  • Winemaker Valérie & Daniel Alibrand
  • Aging The wine slowly fermented for a year in barrel and ended up with 8% alcohol and 600g/L residual sugar. This amount of RS is too much for AOC Sauternes, so it had to be declassified to a Vin de France
  • Farming Organic
  • Alcohol 8%

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