Château Laville, Sauternes

£22.00 £25.00
  • Château Laville, Sauternes
  • Château Laville, Sauternes

Château Laville, Sauternes

£22.00 £25.00

AVAILABILITY: 6 in stock

Grape Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, White blend
Style Sweet, White, Full Bodied, Citrus Fruit, Honey, Spice, Fresh, Ageworthy
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Volume 37.5cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan


Château Laville is a highly expressive Sauternes, boasting intense aromas of candied fruits, honey, and spice. On the palate, its flavour profile is both robust and delicate, finishing with a bright citrus twist. This golden wine offers a memorable and exquisitely balanced drinking experience.

Château Laville, Sauternes is also currently available by the glass in The Wine Press, Dundee's finest Wine Bar.

About the Producer

The 14 hectare Château Laville in Sauternes is Jean-Christophe Barbe's family property. Jean-Christophe is also a Professor of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, where his particular area of expertise is 'noble rot' which, as a producer of Sauternes, he has had plenty of opportunity to study at first hand. A frequent recipient of awards, including several golds and most recently a DWWA Trophy, Laville Sauternes is one of our best kept secrets.

Vineyard and Winery

Chateau Laville has 14 hectares of vineyard in Sauternes that sits on gravel soils underpinned with limestone. The best plots are used to make the Grand Vin of Laville. The vines are approximately 35 years old. As with Delmond, Jean-Christophe passes through the vineyard five times during harvest to ensure that only the most botrytis-affected, or nobly rotten grapes are selected.

The grapes were gently pressed using pneumatic and vertical hydraulic presses. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures between 20 and 22°C, in stainless-steel tanks. The wine was then aged in new 400-litre oak casks for 30 months prior to bottling.