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The richness and balance of a Pessac-Légonan white wine
At the end of the 17th century, Château Couhins-Lurton arrived on the scene and passed through the centuries peacefully thanks to the good care of the Blanchereau family. In 1959, the estate was recognised for the quality of its white wines and was included in the INAO classification of Graves Crus Classés. Nevertheless, the quantity of red wines produced was less. In 1967, when André Lurton heard of a project to uproot the vines on the château's land, he did not hesitate to rent the plots of land concerned and in 1992, he managed to acquire the entire estate. He then took on the ambitious plan to restore the château's reputation by giving pride of place to ancestral red grape varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Château Couhins-Lurton is a Pessac-Léognan wine from a 21-hectare vineyard, 4.9 of which are dedicated to white wine. Located in Villenave-d'Ornon, the estate benefits from an exceptional terroir in the heart of Graves and a mild oceanic climate. The Château Couhins-Lurton white 2022 is made from vines that are 28 years old on average, covering a gentle slope leading down to a tributary of the Garonne. The soils are composed of sand, gravel and limestone, which allows the Sauvignon Blanc to reveal its most beautiful aromatic expression. The estate has been awarded the High Environmental Value level 3 certificate.
The frost episode at the beginning of April had a slight impact on the vineyard. The rainfall on 15 August accelerated the veraison and allowed for optimal ripening of the grapes. Despite a drop in yields, which were still higher than in 2021, the grapes were of high quality.
Winemaking and ageing
After the harvest from 25 August to 8 September, alcoholic fermentation was carried out in barrels following the pressing and settling. The wine is aged for 15 months, including 12 months in barrels, with regular stirring of the lees.
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Characteristics and tasting tips for Château Couhins-Lurton 2022 Blanc
This Pessac-Léognan white wine delights with its aromatic intensity and its balance.