2009 Chateau Loupiac Gaudiet
fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass, bell pepper, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon
Château Loupiac-Gaudiet dates from the 15th century and has been the property of the Ducau family since 1920. It is situated in the village of Loupiac high above the Garonne River and directly across from the appellations of Barsac and Sauternes. The vineyard is planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc and harvesting is done in stages to allow botrytis to fully affect the grapes. After fermentation the wine remains “en cuve” for some months before being bottled. The château does not mature its wine in oak.