Château Padouën 2018

Sauternes
Tradition and modernity
Bouteille de vin : Château Padouen 2018 Sauternes du Château d'Arche

This 2018 vintage has a brilliant golden colour and a charming nose of candied fruit, apricot and white peach. On the palate, the delicate and slightly syrup attack progresses on a well-balanced mid-palate and a very persistent finish on the fruit.
This is a very fine liqueur with a high ageing potential, whose complexity remains very affordable in its youth.

Harvest from september 25th to october 31st 2018

The spring of 2018 was marked by complicated weather conditions that prevented large production quantities, but did not have any impact on quality. Botrytis cinerea (also known as ‘noble rot’) was delayed but finally arrived in the last week of September. The appellation was affected by hailstorms, but Château d’Arche came through unscathed. 2018 offers a particularly rich, fresh wine.

About the Vineyard

  • Type of soil
    80% Graves, 20% Argilo-calcaire
  • Production area
    9 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
    Organic from 2021

The vintage

  • Blend
    Sémillon 80% Sauvignon 19% Muscadelle 1%
  • Alcohol (in % vol)
    13,5% vol
  • Yield
    18 hl/ha
  • Wine making process
    In temperature-controlled vats
  • Ageing
    6 month in 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
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
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