Sauternes, “Trie Exceptionnelle”
Daney selects the finest grapes for his “Trie Exceptionelle” cuvée, which is vinified only in special vintages. The “Trie Exceptionelle” is composed of those grapes which carry the almost perfect balance among the elements of sugar, acid and botrytis. The selection is done bunch by bunch through a multitude of passes through the vineyards that can extend for several weeks and, sometimes over more than a month. Of course, the Sémillon is the overwhelmingly dominant grape supplemented by a small percentage of Sauvignon and Muscadelle which lend additional complexity and verve to the “assemblage”.