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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...


label of 2018 Château Coucheroy red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 45 %.

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Lovely, very deep garnet-red colour.

Nose

This wine displays tremendous intensity and complexity on the nose. Swirling in the glass reveals a delicious array of red fruit, tobacco and vanilla aromas, underpinned by a touch of spice.

Mouth

Starts out straightforward, with a noticeable, yet not excessive, tannic structure. The wine becomes full-bodied mid-palate, with smooth tannins, culminating in a wonderfully round finish. Notes of red fruit and liquorice fill the palate, making for an eminently enjoyable wine. This wonderfully balanced 2018 Coucheroy will gladly withstand ageing for a few years. The perfect partner for stuffed tomatoes, Basque-style chicken, or a nice steak.

Consumption period

2020 - 2030

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Soil

Gravel, clay sub-soil.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine

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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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