Château d’Arche 2009

AOC Sauternes
Grand cru classé en 1855
Unique, timeless and rare
Château d’Arche 2009 - Chateau d'Arche

The nose reveals orange peel and jam aromas, fruity and airy on the palate. This powerful, mineral vintage is beautifully concentrated and wonderfully well-balanced. On the palate, it offers up honey, crystallised orange and quince notes with a touch of almond. A beautifully lingering finish with toasted touches.

 

Harvest from September 20th to October 17th 2009

 

The weather conditions during the summer months were particularly conducive to producing very fine wines. A hot, dry summer gave way to a very balanced autumn, allowing superb Botrytis cinerea to develop. The harvests were very fine, and only three passes were required to deplete the vines. The wines are astonishingly pure.

About the Vineyard

  • Type of soil
    80% Graves, 20% Argilo-calcaire
  • Production area
    50 Hectares
  • Average age of the vineyard
    45 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

The vintage

  • Blend
    Sémillon 90% Sauvignon 10%
  • Alcohol (in % vol.)
    13,5
  • Yield
    12 hl/ha
  • Wine making process
    In temperature-controlled vats
  • Ageing
    12 to 18 months in oak barrels, (1/3 new oak)
Château d’Arche 2009 - Chateau d'Arche

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
Arche Lafaurie
Micro cuvée exceptionnelle

Château Arche Lafaurie is a very great wine produced from the best grapes from exceptional plots. Made from botrytised grape berries with a unique concentration and a drastic selection.

The signature of a great terroir
AOC Sauternes
Prieuré d'Arche
Second vin

Good Balance, beautiful acidity and freshness, our second wine is made with the passion as our Grand Cru Classé.

Tradition, elegance, modernity
Sauternes
Château Padouen

Organic and very limited production, this tiny Chateau of less than 10 hectares in one piece is located in the commune of Barsac, surrounded by the most prestigious Crus Classés of the appellation.

Tradition and modernity
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
Bordeaux
Archanges Grave Blanc
Dry white wine

Dry white wine worked with the same care as its elder Château d’Arche Grand Cru Classé, is aged in Sauternes barrels, to produce a dry white wine where the softness of the aromas meets the smoothness of the ageing process.

Freshness and elegance
Graves
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