Named after a family of Hugenot ship owners who bought the Barsac property in 1777, the vines themselves go back to the 16th Century. Included as a second growth in the 1855 classification, Nairac garnered a reputation, back then, as one of the appellation's finest sweet Bordeaux wines.
At 17 hectares, it is relatively small, and planted in 90% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Muscadelle.
Like so many others, Nairac endured a succession of owners over the centuries and fell into serious disrepair. The USA to the rescue, though, in the form of American Tom Heeter, who purchased the property in 1971 and invested the necessary time and money to bring the estate back up to its former glory, worthy once again of its classification status.
With Nicolas Tari- Heeter now managing the estate with much finesse, Nairac is undeniably one of Barsac’s finest expressions, as rich as the best châteaux, with an elegant palate and a highly individual mineral edge.
Barsac, Bordeaux, France
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle