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Château Coucheroy White

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"Couchiroy"or "Couche Roi" in Gascon. According to legend, one stormy evening,King Henri IV, returning from the Battle of Coutras, stopped here for a rest. Hewill surely have appreciated this fresh, easy-to-drink wine and enjoyed itsastonishing tropical fruit aromas.  Atrue wine fit for a king!


label of 2016 white Château de Coucheroy
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc

Weather

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Lovely, brilliant, pale, and vivacious yellow colour with green highlights.

Nose

Very expressive bouquet that reveals hints of ripe peach, pineapple, and bergamot with aeration.

Mouth

Rich and flavoursome on the palate. Starts out beautifully, going on to show appreciable roundness. Well-balanced with great length, and displays hints of citrus (lemon) underpinned by subtle oak. This 2016 white Coucheroy makes a great accompaniement to smoked salmon, paella, and cheeses.

Consumption period

2018 - 2022

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Ground

Soil

Gravel, clay subsoil.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine

Others

Graft stock

3309C - Riparia gloire -

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

11 years

Grape variety

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Pruning type

Double Guyot

Fermentation

After settling, part in barrels and part in stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

Part in barrels, remainder in tanks on lees

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, 2 to 7 years.

Cellar master

Laurent BOUTHONNIER

Oenologist consultant

Denis DUBOURDIEU (Professor at The Institut d'Oenologie de Bordeaux)

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