Marks and reviews
Château Suduiraut, a Sauternes AOC Premier Cru Classé in 1855, is a promised land of 92 hectares devoted to the vine. Adjacent to the vineyards of Château d'Yquem, Château Suduiraut is a 17th century property with gardens designed by André Le Nôtre.
Château Suduiraut 2022 is a Sauternes wine from a vineyard certified as High Environmental Value and planted on a sandy-clay soil. This very filtering and thin soil pushes the vine to draw deeply from its terroir, thus reinforcing its character in the wines. The vines are cultivated on a plot-by-plot basis according to the principles of sustainable agriculture.
The winter began with cool and rainy conditions and was milder from February onwards. At the beginning of April, the vineyard was severely affected (around 40%) by a frost episode. A rapid flowering in May/June preceded a second half of June marked by a first wave of heatwave and then by a storm impacting between 5 and 30% of the vineyard. The hot, dry summer was punctuated by restorative rains in mid-August. Harvest took place between 20 September and 27 October in 3 selections. Despite low yields (7hl/ha), the grapes were rich and of great quality.
Winemaking and ageing
After precise vinification, the wine is aged for 16 to 20 months in barrels (70% of which are new and 30% one wine).
This Sauternes wine delights with its concentration blended with a lovely power and generous structure.