Château Loudenne is a conventionally farmed winery in the commune of Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc in the Mèdoc on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Red wines are made under the Médoc AOC and white wines are made under the Bordeaux Blanc AOC. The building is ‘a low, pale pink chateau on a hill of gravelly clay overlooking the river [the Gironde estuary in fact],’ (Hugh Johnson (Wine Companion: 1991, p.71).
Owner: Once owned by the Gilbey brothers. In English hands for 25 years (run at the time by Charles Eve MW) until it was sold in 2000 to the Lafragette family.
Vineyards: 6km from Saint-Estèphe. Loudenne’s vineyards stretch over two large gravelly hillsides. Gravel over dense clay. 132ha (326 acres), 62ha (153 acres) of which are vineyards. There are 46ha (114 acres) of Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, 12ha (30 acres) of Bordeaux Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauvignon Gris, and 3.6ha (9 acres) of Bordeaux Rouge.
Bordeaux Blanc AOC, Château Loudenne: One of Bordeaux’s best dry whites’ (Hugh Johnson (Wine Companion: 1991, p.71).
Médoc AOC, Château Loudenne
SCEA Loudenne, F-33340 Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc, France
Tel +33 (0)188.8.131.52.80