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Loupiac AC 2007, Cuvée d’Or
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  • 125. Loupiac AC 2007, Cuvée d’Or

    Château Dauphiné-Rondillon

    75% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon (13% alc, 160.7g/l of rs)

    37.5cl (2008) Log in
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    Loupiac is an appellation on steep gravelly banks of the right bank of the Garonne, opposite Sauternes. This is the château’s top cuvée from 70 year old sémillon and 20 year old sauvignon. It has a rich gold colour, intense fruit on the nose and fine concentration on the palate – nuts, honey, marmalade and a touch of vanilla, with excellent relief and balance. For drinking now to 2016+.

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Winemaker
Darriet, Château Dauphiné-Rondillon
Location
Loupiac
Size of domaine
25 hectares in Loupiac
Grape
25% Sauvignon (420A root stock), 74% Semillon (101-14) and 10% Muscadelle (Riparia Gloire de Montpellier). Sauvignon are from clones 108 and 317. Trained single guyot. Average vine age is 45 years and at a density of 5,200 per hectares.
Terroir
Gravelly topsoil over limestone rock. 100 metre elevation facing south west with a 30% slope.
Viticulture
No de-dudding or green harvesting. Natural and cultivated grass between rows. Flowers of sulphur to prevent oidium. Natural compost. Ploughs alternate grassed rows in November and March. Manual harvest and no table trie. Yield of 28H/H
Vinification
Grapes crushed. No pre-fermentive maceration. Natural yeast. Fermentation starts in stainless steel (temp of 16-18C) and then barriques for 10-20 days depending on the vintage. Elevage - In fûts of 1 and 2 years old for 14 months with no racking. No malolactics. Kieselguhr filtation. Bottled once per vintage/year. 10,000 bottles.
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