Botrytis is the fungus (caused by Fall dampness in the vineyard) responsible for the unique ‘exotic’ flavours in Sauternes (Bordeaux) – the most prized and expensive sweet on the planet. Yes, it costs even more than Icewine. However, if you’d like a hit of the Sauternes experience at a bargain price, check out the Aussie edition below. I think you’ll be amazed, delighted, excited, etc.
DE BORTOLI 14 Botrytis Semillon ‘Noble One’, Australia 917252 Vintages (375ml) $29.95