What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Since 1983, Chateau La Rame has produced in superior vintages a second cuvee, “Reserve du Chateau”, which is fermented and aged exclusively in oak barrels, one-third of which are new. The elevage continues for 18 to 24 months and additional aging in bottle occurs prior to release from the estate. The grapes for this cuvée are selected after a rigorous “triage” to obtain only the ripest fruit with the most intense level of botrytis. Again, the “Reserve du Chateau” is not fined and is only lightly filtered before bottling. It is composed exclusively of Semillon (old vines of 50 years average age). In cooperation with Chateau La Rame, we often have the privilege of presenting a series of older vintages of the “Reserve du Chateau”.
Earthy , Elegant , Minerally