Château d'Arche 1997

Château d'Arche 1997

Château d'Arche
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Chateau d’Arche is one of the older estates in the Sauternes appellation. The property was founded by its namesake Henry d’Arche, in 1580. Over the years, like many Bordeaux wine producers, the estate was divided and sold off at different times to a wide array of owners.

At one point, it was known as Chateau d’Arche-Lafaurie-Peyraguey, due to the fact it was shared owners with Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey. In 1996, a new drainage system was installed in the vineyards. In 2005, Chateau d’Arche was sold by the Perromat family to an investor group.


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Vintage 1997
Grape Varieties Semillon, Sauvignon blanc
Viticulture Conventional
Type Sweet
Age of Vines 45 years old
Vinification hand-picked by several tries. Pressed to barrels for fermentation.
Elevage 18 months in French oak barrels (30% new oak)
Production 3,000 cases
Soil Type fine gravels, rock clay and limestone