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Château du Coureau, AOP Côtes de Bordeaux, Red, 2016

Château du Coureau, AOP Côtes de Bordeaux, Red, 2016

This wine from the Château du Coureau in the Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is an elegant and complex wine, which will delight lovers of red wines as well as newcomers.

The wine

Château du Coureau produces about 60,000 bottles of its red wine in Côtes de Bordeaux. It is made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

Video presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2PaWTHvysI

Terroir

The Château du Coureau is located in the Entre-deux-Mers, one of the wine regions of Bordeaux, in the commune of Haux on the outskirts of Créon. The estate is composed of 11 hectares of red Graves, 6ha of white Graves, 20ha of red Côtes de Bordeaux and 1ha of Cérons. The vines are grown on clay-gravel soil.

In the vineyard

24 hectares of the estate are dedicated to this cuvée in Côtes de Bordeaux.

Vinification

Traditional vinification of Bordeaux wines, without the use of pectolytic enzymes for extraction and colouring. The temperature is maintained at around 28°C during the process, bi-daily removals, offloading and a vatting time of about 4 weeks. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are carried out in stainless steel tanks and/or cement.

Ageing

This wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels before being placed in a concrete tank during the last 6 months.

Serving

Serve at room temperature.

Ageing potential

5 to 10 years

Visual appearance

A pronounced garnet red.

At the nose

A nice bouquet that delivers fruity aromas of strawberries and cherries.

On the palate

On the palate, this wine is round and fruity, with notes of prune, red fruits enhanced with sweet spices such as vanilla. At the end of the mouth we discover subtle aromas of chocolate with sweet tannins.

Food and wine pairings

A glass of Château du Coureau Rouge will go perfectly with red meat, lamb, game or a cheese platter.

Alcohol content

12,5

Grapes

Cabernet sauvignon
Malbec
Merlot