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Fri, Jan 19

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VC King

Drop in Tasting: Château de Sales & Château Sigalas-Rabaud

Join Elizabeth Wright from Cottonwood as she guides us through her offerings of Chateau de Sales, the largest vineyard in the Pomerol appellation, and Chateau Sigalas-Rabaud, a historical property making great Sauternes since the 17th century.

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Drop in Tasting: Château de Sales & Château Sigalas-Rabaud
Drop in Tasting: Château de Sales & Château Sigalas-Rabaud

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

VC King, 224 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4, Canada

About the Event

Château de Sales is located in the north-west of the Pomerol appellation. With 47.6 hectares (117 acres) under vine out of the 90 hectares (222 acres) that make up the property, it is the largest vineyard in the Pomerol appellation. Except for three hectares (7 acres) that were lost during the French Revolution, the property limits are the same as they were in 1578. Château de Sales, which has had HVE High Environmental Value certification since 2020, promotes virtuous vine-growing practices which incorporate and enhance biodiversity.

Created in the seventeenth century, the land of Rabaud was acquired in 1863 by Henri de Sigalas. Forty years later, his only son, Pierre Gaston de Sigalas, sold the majority of the estate. He only kept “the Jewel of Sigalas”,  a south-facing gravelly slope which remains as the current 14 hectares. The de Lambert des Granges family, heir to Château Sigalas Rabaud, perpetuates their family’s legacy by respecting the “terroir” and the selection of the wines in order to produce a great Sauternes.

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