Nestled in the heart of France’s Médoc wine region, Château Loudenne is a testament to the timeless elegance and quality of Bordeaux wines.
Although its history dates back to the 17th century, it is really from its acquisition in 1875 by two British merchants, Walter and Alfred Gilbey, that Château Loudenne took off.
Being located near the Médoc estuary, a private port and an ultramodern winery were built.
Château Loudenne became the French home port for Walter and Alfred Gilbey to ship their wines to London and the rest of the world.
Pink castle and fancy parties
With its beautiful pink color, the Château stands out in the Bordeaux landscape.
Flirting with tradition, modernity and hospitality, the Château Rose was also the scene of great social events throughout the 20th century, hosting many public figures including Robert Kennedy, Princess Margaret, Winston Churchill and Jeanne Moreau.
It is also possible to visit Château Loudenne if you are passing through the region.
The environment at the heart of Château Loudenne’s priorities
Today, after having been owned in the 2000s by the Camus and Moutai groups, Loudenne became a French family property again in 2022 after Mr. and Mrs. Gouache acquired the vineyard.
The environment remains at the heart of their concerns, particularly in terms of protecting biodiversity, managing resources and treating waste.
It is in this line that the vineyard is certified with High Environmental Value since 2017 and certified organic since 2022 (in conversion since 2019).
Two wines to discover
Loudenne Les Jardins Bordeaux 2021
Les Jardins is the organic wine range of Château Loudenne.
This fresh white Bordeaux is above all a wine for pleasure and will be perfect on a terrace this summer!
Mostly composed of Sauvignon, there is a predominance of fruit and citrus flavors, with a touch of minerality and a saline side completed by a refreshing acidity. Serve as an aperitif, with salads or oysters.
Available in the SAQ Dépôt
Château Loudenne Médoc cru bourgeois 2016
The vineyard of Loudenne is located on a very qualitative terroir composed of two sunny gravel hills, which descend towards the estuary.
The result is a very successful wine with an excellent quality-price ratio.
Composed of equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, you’ll find aromas of ripe fruit (blackberries and cherries), vegetal notes as well as a hint of spices and vanilla brought by the barrel aging. Its beautiful acidity brings freshness to this wine with robust tannins.
The 2016 Chateau Loudenne is ready to drink now but you could also age it for several more years.
During the tasting, we had the chance to discover the excellent 2009, which makes you want to stock up on the 2016 vintage for the coming years!
Grilled white meats, as well as red meats, will be honored with this wine. Available at the SAQ.