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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.

label of 2019 Château la Louvière white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%


2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment


Crystal clear, a slightly golden pale yellow colour.


Good intensity on the nose with aromas of ripe white fruit (peach), citrus fruit and exotic fruit (passion fruit); all complemented by a light hint of smoke.


Rich and complex on the palate, with hints of lemon, gooseberry and grapefruit, combined with perfectly integrated oak. With a good finish, this very elegant wine will be the ideal companion for a seafood stew, flambéed crayfish or cheese (such as Brillat Savarin, for example)

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Aromas of sliced apple, fennel, papaya, flint and lemon curd. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a zesty, rich and layered palate. Hints of spice on the vibrant finish. 100% sauvignon blanc. Drink now.

Alexandre Ma : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

The nose offers pure citrus aromas, light herbal aromas, and hints of flint from the Sauvignon Blanc’s reductive notes. The crisp acidity and strong minerality deliver a slender and slim body line. Among the lingering finish, there are also some tingling Sichuan peppers, providing an image of a glamorous princess with ice muscles and jade bones.

Markus del Monego : 
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with ripe fruit aroma reminiscent of juicy peaches, ripe pineapple, grapefruit zest, fresh lime in the background as well as white blossoms. On the palate well balanced with ripe citrus fruit and peaches, crisp acidity, elegant and almost salty minerality, very good length.

Vinaria : 
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(Peter Schlimer)

Vinous : 
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 93.00 / 100

The 2019 La Louvière Blanc has a very primal bouquet, but there is good intensity with scents of green apple, lemon, thyme and subtle lychee aromas. Good definition. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and salinity. It is nicely focused with faint tropical notes towards the finish. I admire the cohesion and precision of this La Louvière Blanc, particularly the dab of stem ginger that crops up on the aftertaste. Excellent. (Neal Martin)

Consumption period

2021 - 2036

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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

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE.