With three hundred years of history, Loudenne is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc region. Loudenne’s vineyard looks over and gently descends towards the wide Gironde estuary. Thanks to the care lavished on the vineyard and the wines, this property, located in the Médoc appellation area, was promoted to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur status in the 2003.
The red wines are aged in oak barrels for 14 months after traditional vinification; they are then bottled and kept in the cellar for at least a full year before being released onto the market. Through low yields and traditional vinification, Château Loudenne produces rich, balanced wines. They are well-structured and reveal fruity flavours.
50-50 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot a third new French oak aged for 12-15 months medium toast.
Deep crimson colour, a strong, complex nose with notes of dark fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants), toast, and more delicate notes of vanilla. Some vintages also have elegant, fresh notes of mint. The wine is dense, concentrated, and fruity on the palate with a pleasant tannic structure, a full body, and a long finish.
Good to go with smokey paprika dishes, puy lentils, charcuterie, especially paté and terrines. Cold roast beef. Cold game pies. Simple grilled meat like a steak frites or sausage with chips or Shepherd’s pie