Perle d’Arche 2016

AOC Sauternes
Second Vin
Elegance of a great wine
Perle d'Arche grand cru classé Sauternes

Fruity on the nose. Quince aromas shine through, combined with lychee and green apple notes plus a touch of beeswax.  Fruity and juicy on the palate with a good structure of acidity and a rounded style. This wine offers up crystallised citrus and green apple notes, with some lighter exotic fruit touches and a hint of orange. Same description as 2018

Harvest from September 17th to October 22nd 2016

After a mild, rainy winter and a cool spring, promising quantities of grapes began to develop. Despite generally cool weather, flowering took place in pleasant sunny conditions in mid-June. Summer descended suddenly, providing ideal growing conditions for the vines. After a dry July, sunshine hit record levels, and August temperatures peaked at nearly 30 °C throughout the month, ensuring early

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 2 to 3 successive passes
  • Certification
    HVE3 (High Environmental Value) / ISO14001. Substainable agriculture : in transition for a 2024 certification

The vintage

  • Blend
    Sémillon 80% Sauvignon 19% Muscadelle 1%
  • Alcohol ( in % vol)
    13,5
  • Yield
    18hl/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
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
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