Château d'Arche

Dessert Wine

Château d'Arche Sauternes 2009

Château d'Arche is a renowned winery located in the Bordeaux wine region of France. It is situated in the village of Sauternes, within the Graves subregion, which is known for producing some of the world's finest sweet wines. The winery has a long history and is recognized for its exceptional quality dessert wines.

The estate of Château d'Arche dates back to the 17th century when it was originally established by the Arche family. Over the years, it changed ownership several times, with each owner contributing to the development and reputation of the winery. In 1855, during the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification, Château d'Arche was classified as a Premier Cru Classé in the Sauternes classification, an esteemed recognition for its outstanding sweet wines.

The vineyards of Château d'Arche cover approximately 30 hectares (74 acres) and are primarily planted with Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and a small amount of Muscadelle grape varieties. These grape varietals are well-suited to the region's unique climate and terroir, which are characterized by morning mists and humid conditions that promote the growth of the noble rot, or botrytis cinerea. This beneficial fungus is essential for the production of the world-famous Sauternes wines, known for their rich, honeyed flavors and complex aromas.

The winemaking process at Château d'Arche involves carefully selecting the ripest grapes affected by noble rot, which are hand-harvested in multiple passes through the vineyard. The grapes are then gently pressed to extract the highly concentrated juice, which is fermented and aged in oak barrels for several months or even years. This meticulous process contributes to the development of the distinct flavors and exceptional quality of Château d'Arche's sweet wines.

$182.00
 
2009 750ml Dessert Wine Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc France Sauternes Bordeaux
More Information

Appellation,Sauternes

Pairing,Blue Cheese, Liver Parfait, Foie Gras, Tarte Tatin, Crème Brûlée, Caramel

Closure,Cork

Alcohol Content,14.0%

Producer,Château d'Arche

Stored in a temperature-controlled cellar Specialist Wine Courier Insured Delivery

Flavour Profile

What does this wine taste like?

Stone Fruit

Apricot

Age

Honey

Oak

Pie Crust

Dried Fruit

Dried Apricot

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