Château Coutet, located less than 1 mile from the renowned village of Saint-Emilion, has been in the same family for over 400 years. For all of this time the vineyards have been worked as naturally as possible and no chemicals have ever been used to treat the vines, giving a rare purity to the wine and enabling a wide variety of flowers and fauna to flourish, including some exceptionally rare orchids and tulips.
The vineyards cover 12 ha and are all grouped together, ideal for organic winemaking. Surrounded by some of Saint-Emilion’s most distinguished Grand Cru Classé wineries, Château Coutet is also in the enviable position of covering three distinct terroir.
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are planted in the vineyards, and they are cared for and nurtured manually for the most part, with the help of a working horse in some of the vine plots.
The winery is regularly selected by the world’s leading wine guides and has won a host of awards over the years including gold medals at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, gold and Best Bordeaux Red Wine at Mundus Vini, and silver at the International Wine Challenge and Concours Féminalises de Beaune wine competitions. The 2015 vintage of the Château Coutet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, the wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey, was selected for the 2019-20 Guide Carité organic and biodynamic wine guide, being given 4 hearts (out of 5). The 2016 vintage of the same wine was given 4 stars in the Guide des vins zéro pésticides. They called it “a great wine. Gourmand on the palate with a nice fruity body, it’s well balanced between the tannins, acidity and fruit.”.
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