Country/Region: France - Bordeaux - Sauternes
Château Hallet is located in Sauternes, and is a Michel Bernard family rental system vineyard. This family also owns Château Gravas, Sauternes.
Winery Production: 1,250 / 9L cases
The vineyard is 5 hectares (13 acres) total. The soil is a mix of clay and limestone. The 30 year-old vines are harvested by hand: the grapes are picked in successive passes. The wine matures in stainless steel tank and no oak is used. The production is 1,250 cases / year on average.
There are 5 villages in Sauternes: Preignac, Barsac, Fargues, Bommes and Sauternes.
What makes Sauternes so unique, is the Ciron river, that runs in the middle of the AOC. The Ciron is responsible for the heavy morning fog that is quite essential to the development of the Botrytis, bringing some light humidity to the vineyards.