Our consultant oenologist, sweet and dry white wines
Born and growing up in Barsac where her parents owned vineyards, Christine Sourdes has always been surrounded by vines. She studied oenology at the Université de Bordeaux, mostly under Professor Denis Dubourdieu (now President of the new Faculté d’Oenologie), and started her professional life in 1986 working in the Fraud Repression Services under Pierre Sudreau. Upon his retirement, Mr Sudreau encouraged Christine to take up his famous oenology laboratory, which she did as the first woman ever to carry out this activity in the Sauternes region.
Christine’s passion for winemaking is tangible and contagious: her ability to understand and reveal a vineyard’s potential is as precise as her rigorous work ethic and sense of humour!
She likes to repeat that, to her, Château Biac is a “unique, magical and exceptional place“.