Sauternes "Grand cru classé 1855" 2015

Sauternes "Grand cru classé 1855" 2015


Sauternes Château Caillou 2015 "Grand cru Classé 1855"  (75cl / 13.5%)

Sauternes Château Caillou 2016 "Grand cru Classé 1855"  (37.5cl / 14%)

While Chateau Caillou enjoys a long history in the Sauternes appellation, the modern era for the property begins in 1909 when the estate was purchased by the Ballan family from the Sarraute family.

The estate is still the property of the Ballan family today. The property is managed by Marie Josee Pierre, a direct descendant of the Ballan family.

Chateau Caillou was part of the original 1855 Classification. In fact, it was so well thought of at the time, they were awarded the classification of Premier Cru Classe.

Tasting Note

A charming nose around exotic fruits a little roasted, and to follow a tender mouth, where pineapple and mango roll on the tongue, where sugar becomes honey. All this foreshadowing an even brighter future... If you can wait, leave it in the cellar a few years because the Sauternes more than the others need time. Otherwise, don't hesitate to shake up your habits and give it to well-holed poultry.


Food Matching

Chateau Caillou can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab and oysters on the half shell. Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics. Chateau Caillou can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal and pork dishes that are either spicy, or prepared with a touch of sweetness.
Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Caillou.


Technical Details

Variety: Sémillon 100%