In 1880, Loudenne became the first Mdoc peninsula chteau to produce a white wine. \nSince then, Loudenne has been creating a dry white Bordeaux that is both lively and balanced, blended from cask-aged Sauvignon and Smillon.\n\nRegion and vineyard: Loudenne le Chteau Blanc is produced from plots located just at the foot of the two hills that produce the red wine. \nSoils: clay-limestone or clay-gravel on top of a subsoil made from a limestone plateau. \nVineyard: 9 ha (22 acres) average age: 29 years. \nDensity: 5,000 plants/ha. \n77% Sauvignon blanc 23% Smillon. \n\n2017 Climate Conditions: The budburst came early but was then affected by the frost of April 26.\nThanks to its immediate proximity to the Gironde, Loudenne was not affected by the frost at all. Except for a very warm period in late June, which delayed the vegetative cycle, July and August were temperate and sunny, which favored good progress for the grapes. The Sauvignons were harvested early at the end of August. \nAs for the harvest of the Smillons, it was disturbed by a rainy spell, but this did not have an impact on the overall health of the grapes. \n\nHarvest: From August 24 to September 7 \nSelected by plots. Harvested by hand into small crates early in the morning to benefit from the cool night. Sorted upon reception. Long cycle of pressing entire bunches at low temperatures. \n\nVinification and aging: 75% in barrels made solely of French oak by barrel makers in Bordeaux. Gentle, moderate heat. One third of barrels renewed each year. \n25% in casks to preserve the flavor expression of the Sauvignons. \nNo malolactic fermentation. \nEnologist consultant: Athanase Fakorellis \n\nThe images of the Products and any packaging (if applicable) on our Website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer's display of the colours accurately reflect the colour of the Products and/or packaging. The Products may vary slightly from those images.