The Château Ladonne of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Ladonne - Sauternes
Only one wine is currently referenced in this domain
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.
It is ranked in the top 46 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château Ladonne is one of the world's great estates. It offers 1 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Ladonne wines

Looking for the best Château Ladonne wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château Ladonne wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Château Ladonne wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Château Ladonne

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château Ladonne

How Château Ladonne wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of the coughing cat's apple crumble or penne and pea gratin.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château Ladonne

On the nose the sweet wine of Château Ladonne. often reveals types of flavors of apricot, honey or earth and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, spices. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château Ladonne. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château Ladonne

  • 2011With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2015With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2010With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2014With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2009With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012With an average score of 4.00/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Château Ladonne.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon

Discovering the wine region of Sauternes

Sauternes, 65 km South of Bordeaux, is a Village renowned for its high quality Sweet wines. Although some wineries produce Dry wines, they sell them under other appellations than Sauternes, which is specific to sweet wines. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the most prestigious, long-lasting and expensive dessert wines in the world. A half bottle of premium, aged Sauternes from a good Vintage can sell for over $1,000.

Classic Sauternes has a DeepGoldenColor (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber color with bottle age. Its aromas include flower and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle - the hallmark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness and power with elegance. Sauternes wines are primarily made from the Sémillon grape, which accounts for about eight out of every ten vines in the local vineyard.

Sauvignon Blanc accounts for most of the remaining vineyard and is the dominant grape in a small handful of Sauternes wines. Semillon forms a broad, well-structured base with aromas of beeswax and apricot, while Sauvignon Blanc contributes its characteristic herbal aromas and enough acidity to keep the resulting wine fresh rather than mouthwatering. These two varieties (sometimes supplemented by a small amount of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris) have become the preferred varieties here, not only because they are also used to make dry white Bordeaux wines, but also because of their susceptibility to a particular type of fungus, Botrytis cinerea (often just botrytis). Apart from yeast, without which the grape juice cannot ferment into wine, one would not expect a fungus to play a key role in winemaking.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château Ladonne

Planning a wine route in the of Sauternes? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Château Ladonne.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

News about Château Ladonne and wines from the region

DBR Lafite CEO Jean-Guillaume Prats to step down

Jean-Guillaume Prats is set to leave the business around four years after being appointed CEO and president of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR Lafite). A DBR Lafite spokesperson said Prats would leave before the end of the year, in order to ‘devote himself to his family business and to consulting’. Group chairwoman Saskia de Rothschild will take over the executive management of DBR Lafite as of December. Prats’ arrival at DBR Lafite was announced in November 2017 as part of a leadership ...

New Château Latour 2010 stocks released onto market

New stocks of Château Latour 2010 were released from the Pauillac-based First Growth’s cellars on 13 September. Latour 2010 is regarded as one of the best Bordeaux wines of the 21st century so far, and has received two 100-point Decanter scores in the past three years. It’s also more expensive than many other Latour vintages, but analyst group Wine Lister said it expected buyers to show interest. ‘There is no doubt that this release will see demand, especially for merchants rel ...

Stephen Brook: ‘It is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the Bordeaux region’

My book The Complete Bordeaux, which has been revised every five years, is soon to be published in its fourth edition. This may seem like excessive haste, given the scope of the book, but it is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the region. Burgundy, in contrast, is relatively stable, since most properties are family-owned and tend to stay that way. But not so in Bordeaux, where there are ample opportunities for newcomers to acquire established properties, as they have been doing ...

The word of the wine: Barbarossa

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