400 years of History in the heart of the best
Yzury.com invites you to discover a Great Bordeaux: Chateau Coutet which, with its neighbours BeauSejour, the two Maynes and Angelus, shares the prestigious Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Appellation.
This estate, family owned more than 400 years, produces a remarkable wine which has graced the tables of Tsar Nicholas II and the great Caliphs of Egypt.
Coutet has always been organically grown. It is one of the very rare places in Bordeaux which has never seen weed-killers, herbicides and insecticides.
The harvest is done by hand, grapes are sorted on the vine, wines are aged in barrels for 18 months. So there's an alchemy that takes place in the work with the wine before it comes to the bottling eighteen months later.
Then it’s keep in the wine stores for at least a year in bottles, and only begin to market it some two and a half years after it entered the cellars.
Its nose brings out the Coutet characteristics of well-ripened red fruit. The spicy notes are provided by the Malbec, which complements local dishes, grilled meat...
This bottle can easily be kept for twenty to thirty years and be enjoyed by consumers for a very long time.
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Chateau Coutet 400 years of History
The property has been handed down from generation to generation for at least 400 years, which is exceptional for a great land estate. Thomas d’Augereau, mayor of Libourne in 1601, was owner of COUTET and married to Marie David, daughter to Aimery David previously mayor of Libourne In middle of the 18th century, the Lavau de Cravignac family, great innovator in the Saint Emilion wine estates owned, among others, Le Mayne and COUTET.
Jean David, major of Libourne, married Marie Caroline Lavau on the 8th November 1808. The year before, her sister Marie Anne married Louis de Malet Roquefort. The château itself is the work of Alexandre Poitevin, who was a pupil to Victor Louis (architect of the Grand Théatre de Bordeaux).
Edouard FERET in his 1874 “Classification of Wines” qualifies COUTET as being a first-rate vintage and makes the following remarks:
“… . The COUTET estate is situated on one of the hillsides at Saint Emilion, in a fortunate position, overlooking the Dordogne valley with picturesque sites and a land which is highly favourable to the vine … This beautiful situation can but bring about mellow wines remarkable with their lasting bouquet. Its production is of 20 to 25 barrels….”
Following this, at the beginning of the 20th century, COUTET wine was served on the grand tables all over the world, from Tsar Nicholas II to the Grand Khedive of Egypt. COUTET was then acknowledged Grand Cru Classé at the first classification in 1954, only to be demoted in 1985.
Today Alain & Xavier DAVID BEAULIEU manage the vineyard
An Exceptional Terroir
Château COUTET spreads over 14 hectares, 12.5 of which are vines, less than one kilometre from the town of Saint Emilion, to the western point of the Mazerat plateau. The vineyard is in the shape of a triangle, the sides of which are the two Maynes (Grand & Franc), the two Beausejour (Bécot & Dufau-Lagarosse)
• The plateau of Saint Martin de Mazerat
• The Franc hillside
• The foot of the hill
A lot of other Premier Grand Cru Classé, like Ausone, Canon, Clos Fourtet are within 500 metres’ reach.
Nature at COUTET has been particularly preserved: neither weed-killer nor pesticide has ever been used. It is one of the rare places in the Saint Emilion area where there are still a few small woods of “Quercus Robur” oaks. A fair number of fig trees are to be found here and there. Several varieties of orchids can be seen on small pieces of dry grassland. Nature itself, the wide variety and the vigour of its soils enable COUTET to produce high quality grapes all the time, making the winemaker’s work easier. The property is made up of over twenty odd plots : Cucurot, la Toumièle, le Canon, les Blaireaux, le Squelette, les Vendangeurs, la Porte Rouge, les Pommiers, ….etc, each having its own specificity. They result from the History of this estate.
Lots of power, very black fruit dominated at the moment, bilberry and bramble. The flavours on the palate are rich and deep, lifted by the savoury truffle and brightened by the mid freshness. There is a touch of oak at the moment but the fruit is so deep it will soon be absorbed.
Commented by Derek Smedley(UK Wine Master)
"At Coutet, grape mix is fascinating and accounts for the wild savoury nose found on many vintages."
Appreciated in the USA and Japan, Chateau Coutet wine owes its exceptional qualities to the exposition of its fifteen hectares of vines split into three terroirs: the slopes, the upper and the lower limestone plateaux, overlooked by the village of Saint-Emilion.
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