About The Producer
The Dufour family has cultivated the vines and produced Barsac-Sauternes wine since 1814 on the unique soils of Château Simon. The ancestral know-how in winemaking has been passed from generation to generation and their vineyard holdings have expanded to the current total of 38 hectares, now including the appellations of Bordeaux, Graves, and Barsac-Sauternes. Today, three generations of the Dufour family work together on the property and associate their talents to produce wines of excellent quality. Château Simon has followed the rules of "reasoned agriculture" since 1983.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
Entirely hand harvested from 3 hectares situated in the communes of Budos and Pujols sur Ciron.
This refreshing and well-balanced white brims with flavors of clean white fruits, concentration, and complexity. The finish invokes a distinctive herbal note in addition to a pleasing minerality that sets this wine a step above.
The winemaking follows three different processes (Traditional, Pellicular, and Wooden Barrel) the results of which are blended together to create a final cuvee that exhibits a nuanced complexity. Traditional: after pressing the grapes, strict filtering of the must is performed, then fermentation in stainless steel thermoregulated vats until all trace of sugar is gone. Pellicular: the grapes are macerated in their juice for 10 hours before pressing and fermenting. Wooden Barrel: After pressing, the must ferments in new barrels.