Cadillac is a French wine with a registered designation of origin produced in the Bordeaux vineyards and more particularly in the Entre-deux-Mers region. Located in twenty-two municipalities around the city of Cadillac, the vineyard covers an area of 210 hectares and produces more than 6000 hectolitres of sweet wines annually.
Its terroir benefits from a temperate oceanic climate and clayey-limestone and gravelly soils. These conditions are favourable for the production of sweet white wines.
In this appellation, we find the traditional grape varieties of the Bordeaux vineyards. Thus the Semillon (which represents 88% of the grape varieties), the Muscadelle and the Sauvignon are the grape varieties that make up a Cadillac wine. Semillon is the grape variety par excellence that allows the grapes to have a high concentration of sugars and is favourable to the development of noble rot. Soil and grape variety are therefore complementary and combine all the codes necessary for the production of sweet white wines.
To the eye, one cannot be mistaken, the golden yellow and topaz colour makes it quite easy to guess that it is a sweet wine. It can be noticed that with age, the colour will turn amber. The nose is very complex and offers an explosion of flavours: honey, vanilla, citrus fruits, honeysuckle, apricot, acacia and even roasted notes will be part of it. In other words, there is something for everyone. In the mouth, Cadillac wines have a beautiful texture, they are smooth and aromatic.
As soon as we talk about sweet wines, we would like the time for an aperitif to have already come. Indeed, nothing beats tasting these wines once the clock has been set to 18 hours. It is at this time that they will be in the best position to reveal all their secrets to you. But don't hesitate to accompany your Cadillac bottle with cheeses such as Roquefort or Blue cheese or sweetbreads of veal and foie gras for the most gourmands.