Château Suduiraut - Lions de Suduiraut 2015
The history of Château Suduiraut began in 1580 with the marriage of Nicole d’Allard and Léonard de Suduiraut. Classified as a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth) in Sauternes in 1855, it has always been known as a superb property (its neighbor is Château d’Yquem). In the 1990’s, after its sale to AXA, the Château made significant investments in its vineyards and winemaking facilities, which resulted in a dramatic increase in the quality of the wines.
The vineyards of Suduiraut are planted to 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc on 92 hectares over gravel, sand, limestone and clay soils on sloping hillsides. The wine is fermented in French oak barrels and aged on its lees in 50% new French oak for 18-24 months. The Château produces a third label, Lions de Suduiraut, produced from almost 100% Semilon.