Castelnau de Suduiraut is a fresher style Sauternes with great personality. It is produced from younger vines but mostly from carefully-selected parcels within the vineyard of Suduiraut.
The team at the Suduiraut estate, passionate about their work are united in the pursuit of their goal: to extract from this great vineyard one of the world’s finest wines.
88% Sémillon – 12% Sauvignon blanc
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Wine making: Pressing – removal of the lees from the must and clarification of the grape juice. Fermentation in new French oak barrels with temperature control (24°C) during 2 to 3 weeks.
Ageing: In French oak barrels for 15 months, with 10% of new barrel, 90% old barrels
Castelnau de Suduiraut 2014 offers an intense golden yellow colour. The bouquet opens out nicely, revealing candied exotic fruit notes and hints of wood that blend together to form a rich overall sensation. A concentrated attack leads into a beautiful smoothness, with flavours of yellow peach, ripe pear, honey and candied ginger. The roast peach finish is fleshy and long-lasting.
Quite a luscious Sauternes, but not heavy, and this also has plenty of juicy fresh pineapple and citrus fruit. The vanilla oak is already well interwoven into the whole. Drink or hold. Second wine of Château Suduiraut. 91 Points, January 2018
Perfect match to foie gras, scallops, crème brulées and some cheeses such as Roquefort or comté.