Nose

The 2016 Château d'Arche offers a spicy, aromatic nose with crystallised fruit notes.

Palate

Fresh and lively on the palate with wonderful acidity. Orange zest and apricot dominate on the palate. The wine’s clean, pure notes emphasise its vibrant style. A wonderful vintage.

Growing Conditions

After a mild, rainy winter and a cool spring, promising quantities of grapes began to develop. Despite generally cool weather, flowering took place in pleasant sunny conditions in mid-June. Summer descended suddenly, providing ideal growing conditions for the vines. After a dry July, sunshine hit record levels, and August temperatures peaked at nearly 30°C throughout the month, ensuring early ripening.

Harvest

From September 17th to Octobrer 22nd 2016

Winemaking

In temperature-controlled vats

Aging

12 to 18 months in oak barrels (1/3 new oak)

Food Pairing

Chicken roasted, asian food, blue cheeses, desserts