Cérons is an appellation for sweet white wines of same as Sauternes which locates in the north-west of Barsac inside the AOC Graves and thirty kilometers far from Bordeaux city in south-east direction.
The AOC Cérons recognized since 1936.
It takes its name from the Ciron River that runs along it and is responsible for the nocturnal fogs favorable to the development of botrytis cinerea, the famous mushroom that forms the noble rot and that useful for the grapes. Cérons appellation’s wine is a sweet white wine only. The Cérons vineyard offers mellow wines quite honorable that can be made by practicing the over-maturation of the grapes, then by successive and selective sorting.
A part of important features of Cérons appellation for sweet white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Grainy sand on compact limestone.
- Wine color: of Cérons is sweet wine.
- Aromas: Roasted and candied fruit aromas, notes of citrus and tropical fruits.
- Taste: Voluptuous and full-bodied with a dynamic finish.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 8 to 10° C