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Home > News > Coverages > 2013 vintage at Château Couhins-Lurton : retrospective and first impressions...
13 Dec 2013

2013 vintage at Château Couhins-Lurton : retrospective and first impressions...

Will the 2013 vintage be a great year for Château Couhins-Lurton? Once again, we must say the answer is yes!

Michel Rolland applies his expertise to the red wines of Château Couhins-Lurton.

Dégustation Michel Rolland pour Château Couhins-Lurton

This year also marked the beginning of a new collaboration between Vignobles André Lurton and the world famous oenologist, Michel Rolland. Assisted by Mickaël Laizet, he now follows the red wines at both estates: Château La Louvière and Château Couhins-Lurton.

Michel Rolland  will work in tandem with Professeur Denis Dubourdieu, who will continue to oversee white wine making at all the estates.

2013 Château Couhins-Lurton: a new quality-oriented policy worthy of a Graves great growth.

Vendanges Château Couhins-Lurton 2013

A reorganised winemaking team was responsible for this vintage of Château Couhins-Lurton in the framework of a new quality-based programme implemented at all our Pessac-Léognan estates. Revolving around precision winemaking, the new orientation succeeded in revealing, perhaps more than ever before, the outstanding potential of Château Couhins-Lurton's terroir in an especially challenging vintage.

 The white wines of this Graves great growth may have had very low yields this year, but the freshness and quality are altogether remarkable.

Date of the start the 2013 harvest at Château Couhins-Lurton :
•   White harvest: 17th September 2013.
•   Red harvest: 28th September 2013.

Some weather data from Château Couhins-Lurton in 2013.

Vendanges 2013 Couhins-Lurton

 
   

Seeing as Château Couhins-Lurton is very close, as the crow flies, to Château La Louvière, we rely on this information for the latter as wel.

Please see the weather records for 2013.

raisins blancs Couhins-Lurton