Château d'Arche

Château d’Arche built in 1611, is located in the heart of the village of Sauternes, the most famous of the five villages where exceptional wines are produced. Located 40km south of Bordeaux, the specificity of this vineyard is created by the Garonne and the Ciron rivers. The meeting of the cold waters of the Ciron and the warmer water of the Garonne creates a unique micro-climate that generates from the end of summer a morning fog providing optimal humidity which favors the development of Botrytis Cinerea, otherwise called “Noble Rot”. While the production of Sauternes is limited to a maximum of 3,333 bottles per hectare, the requirement of Château d’Arche leads it to produce around 2,000 bottles on average per hectare.