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Château La Louvière White

Château La Louvière has long been famous for its white wines.  In fact, these already highly-prized by Canadian merchants in the 17th century ! A century later, they were to be found on the finest tables in Saint Petersburg.The very elegant white La Louvière is now among the finest dry white wines in the Graves, and is a fine ambassador for the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Marked by the Sauvignon Blanc varietal character, but not overly so, it can age remarkably well.

2016 white Château la Louvière label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%


2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment


Lovely pale yellow colour with golden highlights.


The complex bouquet displays attractive aromas of white fruit (peach, nectarine) citrus fruit, tropical fruit (peach, lychee) and a slightly smoky note.


This La Louvière is well-structured and balanced, but also powerful on the palate. It is charming, rich, and fresh, with delicious white fruit (peach), citronella, and spicy flavours. Beautiful long aftertaste. You will appreciate this unquestionably attractive wine even more if it is accompanied by a blanquette de veau or a dish of fish or chicken.

Ratings and reviews

Gault et Millau : 
 - Note : 
from 15.00 to 16.50 / 20

Attractive bouquet featuring menthol nuances and understated oak. Appealingly fresh on the palate, but with a relatively short aftertaste.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100 : 
 - Note : 
16.50 / 100

Racy and with lots of acidity. Spice and menthol. Cool. Dry end. Some real energy. Long. When to drink : 2018 – 2022.

Jennie Cho Lee : 
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

A creamy, medium bodied white by La Louviere - well made, balanced with wonderful freshness. There are lovely sweet apricots, grapefruit and herbs on the palate with a nice finish. A wine that can be enjoyed fairly young. Peak: 2019

Markus Del Monego : 
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour, green hue. Aromatic nose with fresh fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Hints of oak spices in the background. On the palate, crisp acidity, distinct citrus fruit, good mouthfeel, creamy texture and good length.

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

A juicy and thick white with lots of cooked-apple and pear character. Full body and an intense finish.

Consumption period

2020 - 2032

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15.00 ha


Deep gravel with fine limestone over small areas at the foot of the slopes.


Grape harvest

By hand in several passes


Graft stock


Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

26 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc

Pruning type

Double guyot


After settling, in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C



Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (30% new) on full lees with bâtonnage

Maturing potential

Very expressive between 3 and 5 years old, can age 10 to 20 years

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