Vieux Château des Rocs is a fourth-generation property owned and managed by Guillaume Seize. It is situated on the limestone plateau in the heart of the AOC of Lussac. Its name takes its origin from the pure limestone rocks its vines are planted on.
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).
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.