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Château de Ricaud - Loupiac

AOC Loupiac

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Often quoted as the gold standard in sweet wines since 1897, Loupiac is more than capable of standing its ground compared to its illustrious neighbours in Sauternes. Alain Thiénot fell under the wine’s charm on tasting the 1929 vintage, and bought the property in 1980. Château de Ricaud Loupiac focuses on aromatic intensity, with a floral rather than sweet character, and lively and fresh on the palate. It has made its name as a benchmark in Loupiac and it is not without good reason that it has been referred to by a number of journalists as the “Yquem of the Right bank”.

Vinification & Ageing

Aged in oak barrels.

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Tasting notes

Blend

100% Sémillon

Tasting notes

 

Lovely golden hue. On the nose, aromas of quince, pineapple and dried apricots intermingle in perfect harmony. The wine is generous on the palate, while the acidity levels balance beautifully with the rich, sweetness.  The freshness lingers on the lovely, full-flavoured and perfumed finish.

 

Blend

89% Sémillon, 11% Sauvignon blanc

Tasting notes

The wine has a beautiful, very bright golden hue. Its fruity nose is laden with peach and then apricot aromas. These aromas are found in a well-balanced mouth, combined with honey notes. The wine ends in harmony with an aromatic finish.

Blend

100% Sémillon

Tasting notes

Attractive golden hue. Lovely freshness on the intense bouquet and laden with peach and citrus fruit aromas. The aromas are mirrored seamlessly on the palate, where they combine with lovely mature noble rot character offering typical apricot and orange rind notes. With beautifully balanced acidity and rich sweetness, the wine culminates in a lingering, aromatic and fresh finish.

Blend

100% Sémillon

Tasting notes

Stunning gold in colour and characterised on the nose by aromas of citrus fruit and white peach. Lovely attack on the palate. The citrus fruit aromas sharpen and intensify to offer orange peel notes lifted with a hint of vanilla from fermentation in new barriques. The acidity balances well with the sweetness. Long fresh finish.

Blend

100% Sémillon

Tasting notes

Attractive golden hue. Lovely freshness on the intense bouquet and laden with peach and citrus fruit aromas. The aromas are mirrored seamlessly on the palate, where they combine with lovely mature noble rot character offering typical apricot and orange rind notes. With beautifully balanced acidity and rich sweetness, the wine culminates in a lingering, aromatic and fresh finish. » 

Blend

100% Sémillon

Tasting notes

Clear and bright in appearance, with lovely hints of gold. Floral notes of acacia intermingle with candied citrus fruit on the bouquet, while the savoury palate offers good depth of flavour and is delicately perfumed. It is perfectly balanced and develops freshness and verve on the finish.

Blend

100% Sémillon

Medals and Accolades

Guide Hachette

Vin réussi. Ce 100% sémillon s'exprime sans réserves à l'olfaction sur des notes généreuses de fruits jaunes et blancs confits. Souple en attaque, le palais compense un petit manque de puissance par un bon équilibre entre le gras et l'acidité et par un fruité persistant. 

Tasting notes

With its beautiful golden hue, this wine offers aromas of pineapple and fruit jelly. Full and flesh on the palate, its effuses aromas of white peach and preserved lemons, evolving into hints of fig. Overall the wine is beautiful balanced.

Blend

100% Sémillon

Medals and Accolades

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 14/20

Joli fruité, très loupiac, équilibré, assez fluide, finale consistante avec le sens du terroir. On apprécie l'effort d'élevage.



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