Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, it is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage of its elaboration and reveals remarkable finesse and complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun that made it possible. With age the bright gold evolves to a dark amber colour.
With an extensive life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.
Its superlative elegance comes from a match of total opposites: a voluptuous texture, mineral freshness and the heat of spices. Château Suduiraut is designed for all those who enjoy sensory and emotional experiences that are both rich and full of surprises and leave a lasting memory.
2013 was a year riddled with pitfalls: first of all we had over 500 mm of rainfall in 6 months with cool temperatures, hindering the growth of vines and generating a significant risk of mildew. We therefore had to increase summer pruning. Unfortunately the cold weather nonetheless caused blossom drop during flowering, which subsequently affected yields. Luckily, very warm, dry weather set in from July 1st. Summer conditions were favourable for ripening, and the quality was exceptional.
From the start of the harvest we found that concentrations were worthy of the greatest vintages and we picked some very fine batches until October 3rd. Rain throughout the weekend brought things to a halt until October 7th. We ended the first picking on October 14th and immediately started the second, as we found beautiful grapes with significant concentration in every plot. The third and last picking overlapped with the second as each terroir developed at a different pace and we had to juggle operations until October 22nd while continuing to pay close attention to the grapes’ concentration and their state of health. We finished on October 30th, just before severe rainfall, with the feeling that we had a great vintage…
BLEND: 92% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon
AGEING 16 to 18 months, 50% new barrels, 50% one-year-old barrels
Pierre Montégut, Technical Director