Woody, spicy notes are enhanced by candied fruit aromas. 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.
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.
The history of Château Suduiraut, in Sauternes, dates back centuries. Following 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 meticulous attention devoted to its crafting from extremely low yields. The vineyard is sustainably cultivated and is HVE certified. Castelnau de Suduiraut is the Château’s second wine and no less care is taken in its production.