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Château Couhins-Lurton White

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The characteristic of Château Couhins-Lurton white wines, Cru Classé de Graves, is to be made from Sauvignon only. Very elegants, they reveal fruity and fresh when they are young and gain in mineral complexity after a few years in bottle. They age very well.


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

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 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

Brilliant, with a nice pale yellow colour and some silver highlights.

Nose

The fine and very expressive nose exhales lively and tasty notes of citrus fruits (mandarin, grapefruit), but also of gooseberry.

Mouth

On the palate, it is an elegant wine that marvellously combines power and freshness. It is creamy, dominated by delicate citrus notes (tangerine zest, lemon), but also fresh white fruit (granny apple, white peach), with a hint of spice. The finish combines more mineral notes (slate). The qualities of this Château Couhins-Lurton 2020 can be fully appreciated with a Nordic salad with smoked salmon, baked fish (sea bass type), or even a cheese platter.

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
27.05.2021
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

Very pretty green-mango and vanilla character to this, as well as hints of stones and spices. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a round texture and a medium, flavorful finish. Tangy.

Markus Del Monego : 
06.05.2021
 - Note : 
95.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine-spun aroma reminiscent of fresh tangerine and lemon zest, ripe nectarine and gooseberries. Hints of Buxus in the background. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, fresh fruit, discreet spiciness and fine minerality, well balanced with good length.

Falstaff : 
02.05.2021
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

Light yellow gold, silver reflections. Delicate grapefruit and fresh meadow herbs, nuances of gooseberry, yellow bell pepper. On the palate powerful, yet elegant and creamy, fine white fruit of apple and peach, finessed acidity structure, mineral-citric finish, notes of ginger and white pepper. (Peter Moser)

Jane Anson : 
01.05.2021
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Really starting to get into its stride under the new direction of Jacques Lurton. I have always enjoyed this wine and long found it to be the one of all the Andre Lurton wines to live up to the potential of the terroir. This is full of flesh, lemongrass, lime, slate minerality, the most beautifully judged rich white peaches and powerful dried herbs. Rice and powerful, good stuff. Drinking Window 2022 - 2030.

Consumption period

2022 - 2033

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Ground

Surface

6.00 ha

Soil

Gravel, sand and gravel, on a subsoil of limestone.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand in several passes

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - 3309C - Riparia

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

27 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignons

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

After pressing and settling, in oak barrels (30% new)

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels on full lees with bâtonnage.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 3 and 10 years, can age 20 to 30 years

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