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Château Coucheroy Red

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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. This red Pessac-Léognan is easy-to-enjoy, smooth and fruity. It nevertheless displays the elegance and finesse typical of wines from this region of Bordeaux Graves. Château Coucheroy has classic blackcurrant and smoky aromas reminiscent of the atmosphere in a gentleman’s club...


2017
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 45% / Merlot 55 %

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Brilliant and very elegant cherry-red colour.

Nose

This 2017 Château Coucheroy is particularly enjoyable, offering an attractive fruitiness and subtle oaky aromas.

Mouth

Well-balanced and refined on the palate, it is emblematic of the modern wines produced in Pessac-Léognan. The delicate, well-integrated tannin means that it is a joy to drink, even when young. This wine goes beautifully with pot-roasted guinea fowl, duck à l'orange, and Camembert.

Consumption period

2019 - 2029

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Soil

Gravel, clay sub-soil.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine

Others

Graft stock

Porte-greffes associé au Vin.

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

19 years old

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in barrels with racking each trimester

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Expressive after 2 to 4 years, can age up 10 to 15 years.

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