Appellation Loupiac is reserved for white still wines located South East ( Green ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
The geographical area of the controlled appellation Loupiac is located in the town of Loupiac, situated on the right bank of the Garonne and upstream forty kilometers southeast of Bordeaux. The town has a rich and a varied landscape.
Very warm and sunny periods on the hills, it is well exposed with south and southwest slopes which favours the development of the Botrytis cinerea fungu (Microscopic film that covers the grapes as noble rot). Origin of biochemical changes of the grapes giving birth to great sweet wines.
Wines from Loupiac come from the following grape varieties: Muscadelle, sauvignon, sauvignon gris and Semillon.
To comply to regulations the vines have a minimum planting density of 5,000 vines per hectare. Hand picking of the grapes is essential to conform to regulations.
Fifty wine producers cover approximately 300 hectares of vines producing an average of 10,000 hectolitres. This number may fluctuate drastically from one year to another due to heavy rainfalls or weather depressions that can compromise the concentration of "botrytis" grapes that are required for this production.
Loupiac wines are full of citrus notes that offer a vivacious edge. As the wines age, toasted notes can be apparent when raised in barrels providing balanced wines that are delicate, sumptuous and express aromatic persistence that is truly divine.
The grape harvest, wine making and development the wines are guaranteed in the territory of Loupiac commune.
The wines are aged at least until the 15th January the year following the year of harvest. They are then marketed to the consumer from the 31st January of the year following the year of harvest.
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