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Château Couhins-Lurton Acte II White

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Act II is a special cuvee from the classified growth of Château Couhins-Lurton. It is made from a selection of parcels, each with their own terroir, which characteristics differ from those used in the production of the white Château Couhins-Lurton. The grapes are selected and picked by hand, with the same precision, but benefit from different vinification methods. With this white wine, Jacques Lurton wishes to reveal all the freshness of the fruit and offer the consumer a wine of great complexity, to be enjoyed without delay.


Vintage
2020
label of 2020 Château Couhins-Lurton Acte II white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%

Weather

2020 was marked by very mild temperatures and contrasting precipitation: heavy spring rainfall was followed by an intense summer drought. The fairly mild winter led to early bud break. The summer heat gave way to cool nights in late August, ideal for ripening grapes.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Colour is pale yellow with green and silver highlights.

Nose

Intense, the nose is beautifully complex, with initially citrus notes (grapefruit, lemon), enhanced by a slight smokiness. After aeration, notes of white flowers complete the bouquet.

Mouth

On the palate, this wine is full and round. Nice balance with a freshness that brings a lot of length. It can be enjoyed on a platter of oysters, a tartar of sea bream with vanilla or a salmon steak with leeks.

Ratings and reviews

Falstaff : 
01.03.2022
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Light golden yellow with silver highlights. Fine white currant and gooseberry nuances, delicate grapefruit notes, floral notes, a touch of lemon. Medium complexity, white tropical fruit, fine fruity sweetness, lively acidic arc, white melon fruit on the finish, a fresh, very precise meal companion. (Peter Moser)

Jancisrobinson.com : 
24.01.2022
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20

More obviously Sauvignon than the Ch Couhins-Lurton 2019, perhaps because the oak influence seems more subtle, cleaner-cut with more immediate fruit, and more ready to drink than the Ch Couhins-Lurton. But the creamy effect of the oak is more evident on the palate. Intense, vibrant fruit. Lively and up-front, showing Jacques Lurton’s experience beyond France but his roots in Bordeaux. Lots of freshness here, energy, tangy fruit. I imagine this would have a broader appeal than the more classic Couhins-Lurton white. Moreish and the length increased by a very slight friction in the texture. (Julia Harding)

Wineanorak.com : 
20.01.2022
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Really fresh and aromatic with lovely direct citrus fruit, with some elderflower and passionfruit as well as direct pear and lemon notes. So pretty and expressive with great purity and lovely linear fruit. Has an amazing acid line.(Jamie Goode)

James Suckling : 
20.01.2022
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

White flowers, lemon zest, grapefruit pith and some clay on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with crisp acidity and a textured, focused palate. Flinty and pithy finish. Drink now.

Consumption period

2022- 2026

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Ground

Surface

1.00 ha

Soil

Clay and limestone soil.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

Manual harvest

Others

Plant food

Reasoned organo-mineral fertilisation.

Plant density

7,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

15 years old

Pruning type

Guyot Double

Fermentation

Fermentation in stoneware barrels and amphoras (Clayvers).

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23° C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

Aged in barrels and amphoras for 8 months.

Maturing potential

4 to 5 years.

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