This winery has a long history, dating back to the 15th century. It has been the property of the Sanfourche and Ducau family since 1920, when the Ducau’s combined Chateau de Loupiac with their own vineyard, Guadiet, to create Chateau Loupiac Gaudiet.
Located just across the river from Barsac, Loupiac is a great source of good value sweet wines. The soils are a mixture of clay and limestone, and the vines made up of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. All grapes are harvested by hand.
Most chateaux here make simple late-harvest wines, but Loupiac Gaudiet employ a riskier strategy and wait for botrytis to arrive and turn their sweet wine into something extraordinary. The results are far closer to Sauternes than many wines from this appellation, whilst retaining Loupiac’s inherent delicious freshness. The chateau fully deserves its reputation as the premier property in the region.