Château Suduiraut releases a new range of dry white wines

"Blanc Sec de Suduiraut" becomes "Lions de Suduiraut Bordeaux Blanc Sec"
"Château Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec" and "Château Suduiraut Pur Sémillon Grand Vin Blanc Sec" were created in 2020

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Château Suduiraut

Vieilles Vignes

Grand Vin Blanc Sec

    • Château Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec is made from our prestigious Premier Cru Classé terroir of Sauternes.
      This wine is produced from a specific selection of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc plots, with vines on average 45 years old, specifically identified to reveal the elegance and concentration of these two grape varieties.
      It perfectly reflects the strength of our terroir.

    • Blend

      58% Semillon
      42% Sauvignon Blanc

    • Ageing

      10% in new barrels
      90% from barrels of one vintage, for 9 months

    • Composition

      Alcohol content: 14° - Total acidity: 3.4

    • Vintage conditions

      The autumn and winter of 2019-2020 were very wet. Total rainfall reached 519 mm in March, more than half the annual average. It was accompanied by mild temperatures, leading to bud break more than two weeks earlier than usual. This advance persisted, even with significantly cooler weather at the end of the month and a frosty day on 27th March.
      The rest of the season remained fairly mild and rainy, requiring increased vigilance against mildew.
      Flowering, although early, took place in unsettled weather, causing coulure. The impact was very irregular, varying according to the terroir, how early the plot developed, and the age of the vines.
      Fine weather returned in July, with conditions becoming very dry, and above all very hot. The water reserves enabled the vines to withstand the successive heat waves, and a little rain in mid-August brought the ripening of the grapes back on track.
      The ripening process drew to a close about ten days ahead of schedule under very favourable weather conditions: hot days and cool nights, which preserved the range of aromas.

      The harvest began on 27th August with the Semillon grapes from Boutoc and the Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the plateau. The next day, we harvested the second batch of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. We waited for the perfect maturity of a last plot of Semillon to end the harvest on 2nd September.
      In total, it took only 7 days to harvest the grapes for our dry white wines; the 2020 harvest was the fastest and earliest in the last 15 years.

Château Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes - Grand Vin Blanc Sec