An Ample and Vivacious Grand Cru Classe White Wine from Graves
A wine estate that includes both a research center and a production center, Chateau Couhins benefits from the expertise of INRA, owner of the chateau since 1969 and producing some of the highest quality wines of this appellation by means of micro-parcel viticulture.
Situated upon a ridge of gravel, the vineyard of Chateau Couhins benefits from its terroir in various ways. The soil of this region is a combination of gravelly pebbles with clay, ensuring the optimal ripening of the grapes by trapping heat during the day and releasing it overnight. This soil also regulates the level of water through the sponge effect of the clay.
The 2017 vintage required constant attention from the Chateau Couhins team, guided by the expert advice of the Derenoncourt Consulting group. Chateau Couhins Blanc 2017 is the perfect reward for all the hard work, displaying an excellent profile and a vintage that favored the dry whites of Bordeaux.
With a blend dominated by Sauvignon Blanc (98%), supplemented with 2% Sauvignon gris, the Chateau Couhins Blanc 2017 brilliantly illustrates the aromatic expression of its main grape variety. The olfactory palette exudes freshness, through notes of stone fruits and white-fleshed fruit, like peach and pear, enhanced by generous passion fruit notes and delicate floral touches. The attack on the palate seduces with the perfect balance achieved between density and freshness. The finish prolongs the pleasure with an extraordinary length. A 2017 vintage that promises to be a great success for Château Couhins.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Couhins 2017 Blanc has a very zesty nose of lemon peel and yuzu zest with touches of lime leaves, apples and green mango. The palate is medium-bodied with a very racy line of acid and loads of citrus intensity in the mouth, finishing long and minerally.