Suduiraut launches Sauternes for younger audience

on 07/10/11 at 1:08 pm

Wine

Château Suduiraut has launched a new style of Sauternes to attract a younger consumer.

The wine, called Les Lions de Suduiraut, is made from grapes affected by noble rot, but is described as “fresher and fruitier than its traditional counterparts”.

It is also being pitched as an aperitif while “having the depth and gravitas to partner puddings and blue cheese”.

The wine is from the 2009 vintage and comes with 14% abv and 134 g/l of residual sugar, just under 30g/l less than the estate’s Château Suduiraut from the same harvest, with 160 g/l.

Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millésimes, owner of the property, told the drinks business that it “was no secret that Sauternes has its difficulties”.

However, he added: “I continue to be optimistic about the long term potential for these wines because they are so beautiful… and I think the wines of Sauternes are better than they have ever been.”

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