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 neighbour is Château d’Yquem).
Like a few other estates in the Médoc, Château Prieuré-Lichine also makes a small amount of dry, white Bordeaux wine that is sold under the name of Le Blanc de Prieuré-Lichine. The wine made its debut in 1990. The wine is produced from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The grapes come from a 1.5-hectare parcel of vines in the commune of Arsac. The white wine...
The story of Petit Cheval Blanc began in 2006, when Château Cheval Blanc acquired Château La Tour du Pin, an eight-hectare vineyard producing red wine under the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation. Part of the terroir offered fine potential for white wine, and so the decision was taken to convert it: this would become the birthplace of a white Bordeaux.
After a mild, very dry winter, the growing season got off to a strong start thanks to abnormally high temperatures in spring. In fact, the months of April and May were the warmest in over a century!As a result, flowering took place 3 weeks ahead of time, in mid-May, auguring well for a very early harvest.Fortunately, summer weather was less exuberant with temperatures just above the seasonal...