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Château Coutet,Premier Grand Cru Classé, Barsac

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Region: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés
Refined Region: Barsac
Vintage: 1969
Grape Varieties:
Sémillon 75% Sauvignon Blanc 23% Muscadelle 2% Colour: Dessert Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: Out of stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Light golden colour. Delicate nose. Soft and gentle,ripe and fruity on the palate. This is balanced,elegant and long. Still enjoyable. Fragrant and honeyed at the end. Glorious......

The Domaine
In 1787, former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, then ambassador to France, celebrated Château Coutet (pronounced Cootay or COU-tett) as the best Sauternes from Barsac. In 1855, the estate was classified as a First Growth and recognized for its continued excellence. Today, as the oldest and largest Barsac estate, Château Coutet stays true to its tradition of distinction and quality. The finest Barsac-Sauternes is produced annually under the direction and management of the Baly family as well as the technical and commercial collaboration of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. company, the vineyard's exclusive distributor.An English fortress built in the 13th Century, this citadel with its square tower, a design typical of the era’s military constructions, became a wine producing estate in 1643. Previously owned by the Lur-Saluces family, the property was home to Chateau d’Yquem’s horse stables, transformed in the late 19th Century into a 110-meter long cellar (the longest in the appellation). A second round tower in the property’s northern plot, a Château Coutet landmark, was built originally to breed pigeons and peacocks for the region’s Gascon lords. Vertical wine presses from the 1920s, a 14th Century chapel and a Bordeaux cobblestone courtyard are a testament to the estate’s rich architectural and regional history.

Food Pairing
A superb foie gras accompaniment, cold or pan-fried (e.g. millefeuille of spice bread with foie gras and apple).

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  • Aline Baly, third generation owner of Chateau Coutet, sits with a big bottle of her Sauternes-Barsac wine near the courtyard.
  • Aline Baly in Chai
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