Our gourmand and fresh Lions de Suduiraut Blanc Sec offers an immediate pleasure.
To produce this wine, we selected a specific plot of Château Suduiraut vineyard, planted with Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc vines on average 20 years old. Our fine gravel and sandy terroir brings out fruit aromas and a beautiful freshness to the wine.
Its bright aromatic expression makes it an ideal wine to be savoured in its youth.
48% Sauvignon Blanc
50% in vats,
50% in barrels with 25% in new barrels, for 6 months
Alcohol content: 13.5° - Total acidity: 3.9
The winter was rainy and mild, with the last days of March relatively warm and an early start to the vine growing cycle. In early April, a long and severe cold spell affected the vineyard, especially on 7th and 8th April with sub-zero temperatures. Frost damage was very serious: apart from a few plots that were spared, in others the damage caused 30 to 100% losses depending on location. Heavy rains in May and June caused a virulent outbreak of mildew, with some new losses.
July and August were fairly dry, but cool overall, and veraison took place on 10th August, as in 2019. Late August and early September were more in line with usual conditions, and were conducive to good ripening, while maintaining high acidity.
The harvest for the dry whites took place gradually over a total of 10 days, between 6th and 22nd September, adjusting to the slow and very variable development of the plots. We started our harvest in the gravelly plots and then continued with the clay or cooler soils. The pursuit of optimum maturity entailed plot-by-plot harvesting, with almost surgical precision.
The quality is excellent, with aromatic intensity, richness and freshness on the palate.
Light yellow in colour with green glints, Lions de Suduiraut Blanc Sec 2021 displays a subtle nose full of promise. Citrus aromas mingle with notes of white flowers and white fruits, producing a fresh, fruit-driven nose.
The attack is gentle, persisting on the smooth, fresh palate with flavours of pear, sweet lemon and pomelo.
The finish is direct, mineral and fruit-driven, with wonderful length.
The character of the cuvée shines through with generosity, density and fruit, with the hint of freshness characteristic of the 2021 vintage.
Pierre Montégut, Technical Director, February 2022