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Château Coutet

Coutet

Chateau Coutet is one of the oldest Sauternes producing vineyards and classified as Premier Cru (First Growth). Behind d’Yquem it is my favourite sweet wine, possessing incredible complexity and balance; Thomas Jefferson noted it was the best Sauternes originating from Barsac. It is cited perfectly between the Garonne and Ciron Rivers, thereby benefiting from a wonderful micro-climate creating autumn mists that spread Botrytis cinerea. The 38 hectare vineyard is planted with 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. Coutet has the largest winery in Sauternes, with a 110 metre long cellar, which houses more than 800 barrels. In good years the Estate produces around 4,500 cases of the Grand vin.

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