Château Cossieu-Coutelin

Saint-Estèphe - 2010

The magic of a terroir can inspire the finest chemistry. At Château Cossieu-Coutelin, the wine and the “murrain” oak merge exquisitely, creating perfect harmony.The vines of Château Cossieu-Coutelin, in the prestigious appellation of Saint-Estèphe in the Haut-Médoc, are planted in a clay and limestone soil which contributes to its outstanding quality. The vineyard was bought in 1977 by Marcel and Christian Quancard.

The Vineyard

Location : Saint-Estèphe
Terroirs : Made up of relatively high gravelly hilltops
Surface area : 3,30 hectares
Planting density : 8000 Vine / ha
Yield : 50 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot
Average age of the vine : 28 years

The wine

Blend : 52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinification : Cold fermentation for 4 days then gentle fermentation at 27°C for 32 days.
Ageing : At the end of vinification, the wine is matured for 12 months in french oak barrel (60% new barrels)
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2018-2020
Tasting : A rich an intense wine. A superb, complex nose dominated by the notes of toast, gingerbreab and candied fruit. Generous and compact on the palate. An elegant woodiness with a full-bodied finish, typical of the terroir.
Food pairing : Enjoy with red and white meat, poultry and also with soft cheese.

Awards

  • Gold, Concours Général Agricole de Paris, 2012
  • Gold, Sélection Mondiale des Vins Canada, 2013
  • Silver, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2012
  • 91pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2013
  • 88pts, Wine spectator , 2013

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