Château Coufran 2016 - Haut-Médoc - Rouge
Château Coufran is made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Merlot grapes are harvested a little before the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Classic vinification in steel tanks at controlled temperature. The alcohol fermentation is followed by the malolactic fermentation. Only 2/3rd of the production is selected for the composition of the final wine. Storage takes place on oak barrels for one year, of which 1/4 part is renewed every year.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Classification : AOP Haut-Médoc
- Awards : 91-92/100 James Suckling, 89-92/100 Wine Spectator
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : More than 7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château Coufran is owned by Marie-Cécile Vicaire and Eric Miailhe. The wine castle includes 76 hectares of Graves land in Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, just next to Saint-Estèphe in the Pauillac canton. Within the Haut-Medoc appellation, it's Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne that benefits the most from the influence of the mouth of the Gironde and the Atlantic. 85% of the grapes grown are Merlot and the rest is Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Beautiful deep red color. A very expressive nose with aromas of black berries - both lively and intense. The palate is structured with ripe tannins and is round, soft and silky. Big complexity with very nice balance. A red wine to pair with grilled red meat.