Chateau Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2014

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Chateau Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2014

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Semillon 96%, Sauvignon Blanc 4%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Château Suduiraut

Tasting notes - 2014 is restrained on the nose, but comes into its own after airing with woody, spicy notes enhancing candied fruit. Fresh and silky on the palate, with generous notes of melon, acacia honey and candied citrus through to a taut finish of brown sugar, candied orange and a hint of minerality.

Chateau Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2014

Elegantly rich and voluptuous with delicious flavours of
honied oranges, peach and pineapple wrapped in barley
sugar.
Producer Note
The history of Château Suduiraut, in Sauternes, dates back centuries. After the total
destruction of the property by the Duke d'Epernon in the 1600s, Count Blaise de
Suduiraut replanted the vineyard and restored the estate to its former glory. The
château is a superb example of 18th century architecture: aristocratic, classical and
bright in style, it is surrounded by charming gardens designed by Le Nôtre. The quality
of this First Classed Growth is the result of the tenacious attention devoted to its crafting
from extremely low yields. Castelnau de Suduiraut is the Château’s second wine and
no less care is taken in its production.
Vintage
A cool, damp summer nearly hampered the 2014 vintage; fortunately an unusually
warm and dry Indian summer rescued the vintage. The fruit was harvested in good
health and resulted in aromatic wines with lovely freshness.
Vineyard
The estate comprises 91 hectares of vines, planted in a gravelly, sandy-clay soil. The
gravel captures the sun's heat, thereby helping the grapes to reach maturity more
rapidly, contributing to the wine’s opulence. The thin soil retains very little water,
resulting in low yields, which concentrates the sugars and flavours in the grapes and
forces the vine to draw its nourishment from deep into the soil. The vines are planted at
a high vine density of 7,000 vines per hectare and the vines have an average age of 35
years. The vines are grown according to environmentally responsible practices and the
estate is certified High Environmental Value (HEV); cultivation practices include short
pruning and tilling of the soil. 90% of the Suduiraut vineyard is planted with Sémillon
vines and 10% with Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon is an aromatic grape and when is
infected with botrytis or noble rot it has an ample structure on the palate, giving the
wine great mellowness and unctuosity. The Sauvignon Blanc when vinified as a dessert
wine adds acidity, bringing freshness and aromatic complexity to the blend. The best
botrytised bunches are meticulously selected by hand and are naturally high in
concentrated sugar suitable for dessert wine.
Winemaking
The fruit was gently pressed and the grape juice was clarified. Fermentation took place
with natural yeast in new French oak barrels at controlled temperatures of 20 to 25°C
and lasted for three weeks. The wine was aged on its fine lees in French oak barrels for
15 months, of which 20% was new oak. The wine was racked every three months and
then underwent a light filtration prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
2014 is restrained on the nose, but comes into its own after airing with woody, spicy
notes enhancing candied fruit. Fresh and silky on the palate, with generous notes of
melon, acacia honey and candied citrus through to a taut finish of brown sugar,
candied orange and a hint of minerality.
Grape
Semillon 88%, Sauvignon Blanc 12%
Winemaker: Pierre Montégut
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Sauternes
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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