Arche Lafaurie 2016

AOC Sauternes
Micro cuvée exceptionnelle
The signature of a great terroir
Arche Lafaurie 2016 - Chateau d'Arche


The nose reveals notes of honey, dried fruit, walnuts and slight notes of hazelnuts associated with a very fine note of acacia in the background. The palate is fresh, fruity, well-balanced, mineral, quite rich and offers a nice fresh/acid frame that leads the tasting. In the mouth it expresses notes of peach in syrup, candied citrus (mandarin, lemon) and slight notes of caramel associated with a hint of walnuts.

Harvest from 30 september to 31 october 2016

Château d’Arche Lafaurie is the premium wine of Château d’Arche. The most beautiful grapes are minutely selected in the best 2 hectares of the estate to produce this micro-cuvée. The wine is complex and powerful with a nice harmony between sugar and aromatic pallet. Chateau d’Arche Lafaurie’s wine are full bodied with a good length on the palate.

About the Vineyard

  • Type of soil
    80% gravels, 20% clay-limestone
  • Production area
    2 hectares of Château d’Arche
  • Average age of the vineyard
    40 years old
  • Planting density
    1,5m x 1m (6600 vine plants by ha)
  • Harvest
    by hand with 3 to 5 successive passes
  • Certification
    HVE3 (High Environmental Value) / ISO14001. Substainable agriculture : in transition for a 2024 certification

The vintage

  • Blend
    100% Semillon
  • Alcohol (in % vol.)
  • Yield
    8 hl/hectare
  • Wine making process
    in new oak barrels
  • Ageing
    24-36 months in new oak barrels

Our creations
The wines

Bordeaux Rosé
"A" Château d'Arche Rosé

“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 fresh and slightly oaky rosé
AOC Sauternes
Château d’Arche
Grand cru classé en 1855

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.

Unique, timeless and rare
AOC Sauternes
Soleil d'Arche
Second vin

Second wine of Château d’Arche. This wine makes the difference with its resolutely moderne Bottle.

The signature
AOC Sauternes
Perle d’arche
Second Vin

This fresh and acid wine is characterized by its lightness, liveliness and floral and fruity aromas. The second wine of Château d’Arche, with undeniable and immediate charm, demonstrated all the pleasure and elegance of the great wine.

Elegance of a great wine
Bordeaux Dry white wine
"A" de Château d’Arche Blanc

“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.

A typical dry white Sauternes
Archanges Graves Rouge
Graves Rouge

This elegant and silky wine, aged in barrels, expresses on the palate blackcurrant and cherry aromas typical of Merlot.

Gourmand and silky
Méthode traditionnelle
Arche Perlée
Brut Blanc de Blancs

Created by the Château d’Arche team in 2020. This wine is the tasty meeting of a traditional method and a dosage liqueur based on Sauternes from Château d’Arche which gives this wine a unique and delicate signature.

Delicate Sparkling wine