From Producer~ "In many ways, Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville are the first couple of French wines. Both hail from storied winemaking families: Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Château Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods, and passion to the many wines they now make together. Château les Justices/Domaine de Justices is located just west of the Gironde River in Preignac. Its eight-and-a-half hectares are planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot on two plots – one of deep gravel and silt and the other of gravel and red sand over bedrock. The farming here is sustainable with organic practices and much of the work is done by hand, including harvest."
Château les Justices, the Sauternes bottling, is a blend of mainly Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Aged for two years in oak, it is one of the best of the non-classified Sauternes, offering lush fruit, balanced sweetness, and complexity that only improves with age.