Château Gilette (4,5 ha) is situated in the centre of the village of Preignac. The vines are surrounded by walls which protect them from the prevailing winds and facilitate the mist so necessary for the formation of botrytis cinerea in years that are too dry.
The 15 to 20 regular harvesters from the estate have the delicate mission only to pick perfectly desiccated grapes. The grapes are selected berry by berry and placed in small crates. The long vat-ageing of 15 to 18 years then begins. The very long period will generate slow ageing which will allow the wine to develop the richness, volume and intensity of a mature wine without being oxidized. “The Antique Dealer of Sauternes” ++ more … ++