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ALEXANDRE DE LUR SALUCES

From Yquem to Fargues
The pursuit of excellence. The story of a family

Foreword by Natacha Polony, postface by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

A single glass of wine per vine: that is the ideal yield when making a Sauternes wine,
thanks to a very painstaking selection of grapes. In our impatient, money-obsessed
times, that might appear extravagant. A unique elixir, « drunk light, » as Frédéric
Dard described it, Sauternes is today weakened by the reduction in dedicated vineyard
plots, in favor of dry white wine that is easier to produce, and by the threat posed by
a rail construction project to the region’s ecosystem.
Alexandre de Lur Saluces, who has forty years’ experience in the service of the family
estates of Yquem and Fargues, here makes a plea for Sauternes, endeavoring to share
his passion and to explain the production method of this unique sweet wine, the fruit
of man’s labor and an ancestral savoir-faire, of a unique terroir and a miraculous natural
phenomenon. He plunges the reader into a timeless world, in what amounts to a
declaration of love to a nectar that has been enchanting wine lovers and connoisseurs
all over the world since the 16th century.

The author: A famous figure in Sauternes who presided over the destiny of Château d’Yquem for thirty six years, Alexandre de Lur Saluces is a member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux.

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ALEXANDRE DE LUR SALUCES

From Yquem to Fargues
The pursuit of excellence. The story of a family

Foreword by Natacha Polony, postface by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

A single glass of wine per vine: that is the ideal yield when making a Sauternes wine,
thanks to a very painstaking selection of grapes. In our impatient, money-obsessed
times, that might appear extravagant. A unique elixir, « drunk light, » as Frédéric
Dard described it, Sauternes is today weakened by the reduction in dedicated vineyard
plots, in favor of dry white wine that is easier to produce, and by the threat posed by
a rail construction project to the region’s ecosystem.
Alexandre de Lur Saluces, who has forty years’ experience in the service of the family
estates of Yquem and Fargues, here makes a plea for Sauternes, endeavoring to share
his passion and to explain the production method of this unique sweet wine, the fruit
of man’s labor and an ancestral savoir-faire, of a unique terroir and a miraculous natural
phenomenon. He plunges the reader into a timeless world, in what amounts to a
declaration of love to a nectar that has been enchanting wine lovers and connoisseurs
all over the world since the 16th century.

The author: A famous figure in Sauternes who presided over the destiny of Château d’Yquem for thirty six years, Alexandre de Lur Saluces is a member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux.

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Poids 0.66 kg
Dimensions 240 × 170 mm