Acte II Couhins-Lurton
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Home > News > Events > Château Couhins-Lurton launches Acte II: a plot-based cuvée, a limited edition.
05 Apr 2022

Château Couhins-Lurton launches Acte II: a plot-based cuvée, a limited edition.

Acte II, in reference to the second part of a play, this cuvée offers a new interpretation of the terroirs of Château Couhins-Lurton.

Château Couhins-Lurton panoramique

Acte II: playing with terroirs

Act II is not a second wine, but a cuvée from the classified growth Château Couhins-Lurton. A concept in its own right, with its own identity. Acte II is a selection of terroirs which characteristics are different from those sought for Château Couhins-Lurton: like in Burgundy, the plots are chosen with precision (soil composition, orientation, age of the vines). In the cellar too, the grapes benefit from different vinification methods.

Parc Couhins-Lurton 1
Parc Couhins-Lurton 2
Chais château Couhins-Lurton

Oenological concept

The wines are fermented and aged for the most part (70%) in amphoras, and a smaller proportion in 500L barrels or in vats. A craftsman's work which gives a result of pure finesse. The Château is one of the first to use horizontal sandstone amphoras (Clayver amphorae of 400L and 650L) and vertical amphoras.

An inert component, allowing the purest expression of the grape variety:

  • Enhances tension, brilliance, minerality, without modifying pH or acidity.
  • Limited microporosity: optimum vinification and maturation, preserving the organoleptic qualities of the wine.
  • Natural material
amphores Clayvers

The concept of Jacques Lurton, winemaker.


  "With Acte II, I wanted to show a much more marked freshness of fruit, both on the nose and on the palate. The wood is in the background, as the wine ages mainly in non-wooded containers. The palate is round, with a complexity and tension created by these fresh fruit notes. Acte II is made for early drinking. It will appeal to consumers who do not want to wait several years for a grand cru."  

bouteilles Couhins-Lurton Acte II


Portrait Jacques Lurton

Terroirs and winemaking methods

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