Second wine of Château d’Arche. This wine makes the difference with its resolutely moderne Bottle.
"Arche Lafaurie" is an exceptional micro-cuvée made from the greatest terroirs of Château d'Arche, historically located in front of the château on south-facing valleys. Historically called "Crème de tête", this wine is produced from the first selection of the harvest where only the grapes most affected by noble rot are meticulously picked. The result is a complex wine of extreme richness produced in very small quantities only when the vintage allows it. This cuvée, produced in 50cl bottles, is a tribute to Pierre Lafaurie, who was the owner of Château d'Arche and who contributed to its classification in 1855.
"A" of Château d'Arche is a Bordeaux appellation dry wine produced by Château d'Arche, Grand cru classé de Sauternes in 1855. Blended from 85% Semillon, the emblematic grape variety of Sauternes, and 15% Sauvignon, hand- picked, this wine reflects all the typicity of its terroir. Harvested on the verge of botrytisation, these grapes offer an exceptional aromatic base that is not unlike the notes of our great Sauternes. Its maturing on fine lees half in vats and half in barrels, 20% of which are new and 30% in Sauternes wine barrels, will only reinforce its identity and aromatic power.
Recognized for its exceptional elegance and equality by the most famous wine critics in the world, the great wine of Château d'Arche is like its terroir : rare, timeless and vibrant.
“A” of Château d’Arche is a Bordeaux appellation rosé wine produced by Château d’Arche, Grand cru classé de Sauternes in 1855. It is made from the direct pressing of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on a small, late-slope terroir of Graves, on a silty-gravelly soil with astery-limestone at the top. Fermented in stainless steel vats and then partially matured in Sauternes barrels at Château d’Arche, this dry, fresh and tangy rosé has unique aromatic characteristics.
"A" of Château d'Arche is a Graves appellation red wine produced by Château d'Arche, Grand cru classé de Sauternes in 1855. It comes from a small, late-sloping, steep Graves terroir, culminating at 65m, on a silty-gravelly soil with asteries limestone at its summit. The grapes, picked when perfectly ripe, undergo alcoholic fermentation in vats followed by malolactic fermentation partly in barrels before being aged for 9 months in new barrels for 50% of the total volume. Blended with 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this red wine is fresh and perfectly balanced.
Château d'Arche, Grand Cru Classé de Sauternes, has taken advantage of its exceptional terroir to create a wine with very fine bubbles. Some qualitative vines, planted with Semillon et Sauvignon, have been especially driven to produce this sparkling wine. After the second fermentation in bottles and ageing on lath, we add for the disgorgement a dosage liquor based on Château d'Arche, grand cru classé en 1855.