Marks and reviews
Located in Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc, in the heart of the Médoc, Château Loudenne has its origins in the 17th century. One of the oldest estates in the Médoc, this property on Bordeaux’s Left Bank owes its uniqueness to its pink facades. After passing through many owners, Château Loudenne was acquired in 2022 by Christophe Gouache, a businessman who also owns Château Bellerive.
Château Loudenne 2022 is a Médoc wine made from a 37-hectare vineyard, where vines are 38 years old on average and are planted on two clayey Graves Garonnaises hilltops. Château Loudenne is recognised as one of the properties closest to the Gironde estuary. This unique geographical situation ensures both natural protection against frost and optimal ripening of the grapes.
2022 was characterised by high temperatures and very little rainfall. Although the vineyard was not affected by the frost at the beginning of April, the major hail storm of 20 June destroyed part of the harvest. The dry conditions recorded during the spring were ideal for maintaining the health of the vineyard. Sufficient water reserves and clay soils minimised water stress. The early harvest allowed the grapes to maintain their balance and aromatic brightness.
Winemaking and ageing
Plot selection of parcels and harvests done by hand in crates. Rigorous sorting before vatting by gravity. Vinification 50% in barrels and 50% in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Pressing then separation of the press juices. Aged for 12 to 16 months in French oak barrels (50% new and 50% one wine).
Cabernet Sauvignon (43%)
Cabernet Franc (3%)
The wine has a lovely cherry red colour.
The nose is powerful, mingling fragrances of red fruit (cherry) and black fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry).
The palate delights with its power, concentration and its intense fruity aromas. The finish is lingering, releasing fine tannins and a wonderful aromatic richness.