2020 Chateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc
Known in the late 17th century as "Bourdieu de La Gravette", the Couhins estate was owned by Maître Alphonse Banchereau, a famous Bordeaux lawyer. The size of the estate was virtually identical to what it is today: 25 acres of farmland and vineyards on the finest gravelly rises in Pessac-Leognan. In 1992 André Lurton purchased the château, the cellars, the outbuildings and the beautiful grounds, completing the creation of Château Couhins.
This Grand Cru Classe´ Graves white is dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and a touch of Sauvignon Gris. It is gracefully etched with Bosc pears, green apple, melon and kiwi. Crafted in a more classic style, it reveals notes of candied citrus notes melded together with bright lemon lime zest and a thread of acidity.
By W. Peter Hoyne