Castelnau de Suduiraut is a wine with a distinctive character for which the groundwork is prepared far in advance, even down to the choice of specific plots to give it its own unique identity.
Made from portions of the harvest that are expressive earlier than those used for Château Suduiraut, this wine with aromas of candied yellow fruit, quince, frangipani, mild spices and a hint of minerality is more approachable when young in terms of tasting than its elder.
“Castelnau de Suduiraut 2016 has a beautiful golden yellow colour. The nose is subtel and reveals initial aromas of tropical fruit before leading into notes of gingerbread and candied citrus fruit, with a spicy, lightly toasted bouquet from barrel ageing. The attack is smooth, the palate powerful with great freshness. The bouquet from barrel ageing is again apparent, and notes of Botrytis. The long finish reveals candied fruit and spices. Castelnau de Suduiraut 2016 is still very young, and will come into its own in a year or two. Decantation for an hour will be beneficial if you wish to enjoy it now.” Pierre Montégut, Technical Director