Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, “Réserve du Château”
Since 1983, Château La Rame has produced in superior vintages a “Réserve du Château”, which is fermented and aged exclusively in oak barrels, one-third of which are new. The élevage continues for 18 to 24 months and additional aging in bottle occurs prior to release from the estate. The grapes for this cuvée are selected after a rigorous “triage” to obtain only the ripest fruit with the most intense level of botrytis. The “Réserve du Château” is not fined and is only lightly filtered before bottling. It is composed exclusively of Sémillon (old vines of 50 years average age). In cooperation with château La Rame, we often have the privilege of presenting a series of older vintages.