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The Château Coufran vineyard is located north of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, a neighbouring commune of Saint-Estèphe in the canton of Pauillac. It extends on a hill whose top culminates at 21 meters....Lire plus Learn more
The Château Coufran vineyard is located north of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, a neighbouring commune of Saint-Estèphe in the canton of Pauillac. It stretches over a hill whose top reaches an altitude of 21 metres. From a single block of 76 hectares, it is planted on soils composed mainly of beautiful gravel and clay.
The vines are located in the HAUT-MEDOC appellation and the village benefits greatly from the influence of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.
The dovecot dates back to the time of the old regime and already in the archives of Abbé Baurein dating from the 18th century, it was mentioned the noble house of "Cousran". Many families have followed one another but the most famous is certainly that of the Baron de Brane, nicknamed the "Napoleon of the vines" who will impose Cabernet en Médoc as the main grape variety. the acquisition by Louis Miailhe in 1924 is an important step for this vintage. Louis Miailhe then decided on the final spelling of "Coufran".
He began a major restructuring of the vineyard to plant mainly Merlot Noir, a rounder and more charming grape variety, which was highly popular at the time.
It stretches over a hill whose top reaches an altitude of 21 metres. From a single block of 76 hectares, it is planted on soils composed mainly of beautiful gravel and clay, the vines are located in the HAUT-MEDOC appellation and the village benefits greatly from the influence of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.From the cultivation of the vine to the maturing of the wine, through the seasons, we work in accordance with tradition and the environment without rejecting modernism (Certified Agriculture Respectueuse de l'Environnement en Aquitaine level 2 (AREA) and High Environmental Value (HVE) level 3). Our objective is to optimize the quality of our grapes in order to harvest a very healthy
harvest at maturity.
Great Bordeaux wines are only ready to drink after a few years of ageing, which allows the wine to flourish and gives it the aromas and taste that make great Bordeaux wines unique products. at Château Coufran, we have become specialists in this field; storing wines for late marketing allows our customers to benefit from this superb evolution in aromas.
The great wine of Château COUFRAN is atypical for the Médoc; its originality comes from the blend... In 1924 Château Coufran was a very Cabernet Sauvignon wine, almost unsaleable during the great crises. Louis Miailhe then decided to replant everything with Merlot. This originality has been preserved; the blend of the latest vintages is still around 85% Merlot. The journalist who once described Coufran as "Pomerol du Médoc" may have given the best definition.
COUFRAN is a must-have in its cellar, a member of the Commanderie du Bontemps Medoc Graves Sauternes et BarsacMember of the Fédération des Vignerons indépendants de Nouvelle AquitaineMember of the Union des Grands Crus de BordeauxMember of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux