With a wide range of red, white and rosé wine, Château Suau, situated in the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux now has over ten years’ experience in the field of organic, sulphur-free winemaking.
Under the direction of consultant winemaker, Michel Rolland, the Château, located between the banks of the Garonne and the Dordogne, first moved over to organic winemaking in 2008 in a bid to protect its land for the environment, future generations and to create a healthier working environment for its winery team. The winery follows the Ecocert production practices for organic viticulture.
It has resulted in an extensive soil management programme that has helped improve the quality of both the land and the wine. Decisions on how to work the soil are based on its richness, the grape variety planted, the rootstock and the soil’s moisture. Throughout the growing season the winemaking team will decide which vegetative cover crop to grow between different rows of vines, and use seed mixtures to regenerate different areas of soil.
It has allowed Château Suau’s winemaking team to pinpoint by vine parcel and soil plot, the right grapes to grow where and what grass management and fertilization might be needed.
The wines at Château Suau all benefit from 66 hectares of south-east facing vines with a heavy leaning towards Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The range includes a number of vegan wines including Maubert Sans Soufre 2019, made from 100% Merlot grapes, which offers intense fruit flavours with raspberry and blackberry on the nose; a Semper Viva sulphur-free blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that offers ripe cherries alongside a silky Merlot texture; and a rosé, Semper Viva Rosé, a sulphur-free wine made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, that is vinified by pressing to produce a lively wine with raspberry and white flowers on the nose.
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Photo: Château Suau Semper Viva sulphur-free offers ripe cherries alongside a silky Merlot texture