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Château Couhins-Lurton White

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The characteristic of Château Couhins-Lurton white wines, Cru Classé de Graves, is to be made from Sauvignon only. Very elegants, they reveal fruity and fresh when they are young and gain in mineral complexity after a few years in bottle. They age very well.


2016 white Château Couhins-Lurton label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%

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

Brilliant very pale yellow colour with silver highlights.

Nose

Expressive and aromatic. Very elegant bouquet with aromas of lemon, ripe grapefruit, honey, and white flowers (acacia, lime and elder blossoms).

Mouth

Well-balanced and long on the palate with fruity flavours (nectarine, white peach) as well as subtle overtones of white flowers (acacia and elder blossom) that follow through from the bouquet.  Fresh and beautifully vivacious, with mineral and lemony notes, the aftertaste is also quite attractive. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is wonderful with fish and seafood dishes, as well as cheeses, especially goat's cheese and Comté.

Ratings and reviews

Jancisrobinson.com : 
25.04.2017
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20

Real lift and freshness on top of enormous lushness - so difficult to believe this is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. As usual. When to drink : 2017 – 2027.

Markus Del Monego : 
13.04.2017
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Expressive and aromatic nose, grapefruit, passionfruit, gooseberries and hints of ripe kiwi. On the palate juicy and fresh with mild acidity, multi-layered citrus fruit and tropical nuances, excellent length. Very refined character.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
12.04.2017
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 94.00 / 100

Touched by toast, this is a lovely wine, its acidity delicious filled out by lemon, apple and apricot tones. The texture is lively and bright, leading a refreshing finish. (Roger Voss)

Decanter : 
03.04.2017
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

This is excellent in a challenging vintage for whites. Here they have managed to capture lovely fresh, crisp lemon and elderflower flavours with a good depth of expression. It will deepen further during ageing, as it has 10 months on lees with stirring. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drinking Window 2019 – 2030. (Jane Anson)

James Suckling : 
27.03.2017
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 91.00 / 100

Full and tangy with sliced-lemon and mineral character. Bright acidity and a clean finish.

Consumption period

2018 - 2031

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Ground

Surface

6.00 ha

Soil

Gravel, sand and gravel, on a subsoil of limestone.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand in several passes

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - 3309C - Riparia

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

26 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignons

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

After pressing and settling, in oak barrels (30% new)

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels on full lees with bâtonnage.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment and bentonite.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 3 and 10 years, can age 20 to 30 years

Cellar master

Jean Marc COMTE

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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