Jean-Christophe Darriet and Sandrine Darriet Frol�on
Loupiac is an appellation on steep gravelly banks of the right bank of the Garonne, opposite Sauternes. This is the chateau's top cuvee from 70 year old semillon and 20 year old sauvignon. It has a rich gold colour, intense fruit on the nose and fine concentration on the palate & nuts, honey, marmalade and a touch of vanilla, with excellent relief and balance.
Grapes crushed. No pre-fermentive maceration. Natural yeast. Fermentation starts in stainless steel (temp of 16-18C) and then barriques for 10-20 days depending on the vintage. Elevage - In f�ts of 1 and 2 years old for 14 months with no racking. No malolactics. Kieselguhr filtation. Bottled once per vintage/year. 10,000 bottles.