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CHÂTEAU COUTET 2017


 

WINE TASTING NOTES


 

ABOUT THE WINE

Appellation | Saint-Émilion (Grand Cru)

Grape |  60% Merlot, 30% Bouchet, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Prayssac

Ageing | 18 months in oak barrels

Tasting Notes | Black currents, cherries, smokey

Pairing | Roast chicken, mushrooms, soft cheese

Drinking | 2022-2050

Critic Notes / Awards | 98/100 H.Lobenberg. 16/20 Le Point

  

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU


In the XVth century, Sieur François Coutet gave the estate its current name. In 1601, the vineyard became property of the mayor of Libourne, Thomas d’Augereau, who was married to Marie David. Handed down from generation to generation, Coutet has been intimately related to the David Beaulieu family for at least 400 years.

 

Current Owner: David Beaulieu family. Owners of the property since 1601. Making it one of the oldest family estates in Bordeaux. 14 generations. 

Soils: Limestone, clay, sand. 11 hectares 

Farming: Organically certified since 2012 and hand picked 

Vines: On average 38 years old 

 

 

MATCHING RECIPE


Roast chicken with duck fat, grilled vegetables and bearnaise sauce