The Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation is located just in front of Sauternes between the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers, southwest of Entre-deux-Mers.
Approximately, the 3.70 square kilometer vineyard has a micro climate in the fall that allows it to produce around 1,250,000 liters of sweet or sweet liqueur wines every year.
The clay-limestone soils and gravelly plateau of this appellation allow traditional Bordeaux white grape varieties to flourish and give high quality wines.
A part of important features of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation for sweet white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Clay and limestone.
- Taste: Grape, acacia, fig, honeysuckle, apricot, and peach.
- Wine color: Sweet white.
- Aromas: Powerful, complex, nervy, and intense with a long finish.
- Aging potential: 3 – 10 years.
- Serving temperature: 9 to 12° C