Ste.-Croix-du-Mont Tradition, Ch. La Rame

Half-Bottle of Ste.-Croix-du-Mont Tradition, Ch. La Rame - 2019

Item # 35842 375mL

The Ste.-Croix-de-Mont appellation is considered the finest of the sweet wine trio appellations (with Loupiac and Cadillac) across the river from Sauternes. This wine is botrytis-affected in a somewhat lighter style than traditional Sauternes.

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