The terroir

It is the action of Botrytis cinerea, that microscopic fungus, which transforms the grapes during warm autumn days so that they give up their wonderful sugars to these famous sweet wines.  Monbazillac wine, so renowned in the 17th century, benefitted from the exodus of Protestants to Holland following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The exiles became zealous promoters of these great sweet white wines, hugely appreciated by their hosts.  Four centuries later, Monbazillac still enjoys this reputation, thanks to the talent of its impassioned and determined winemakers, as well as the introduction of science which has enhanced the quality of the vineyard’s grands crus.

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