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The Domaine is located on a exceptional terroir. The deep roots of the vine sink and draw the elements from a limestone and clayey soil that gives the grapes great strength and richness. Misty morning followed by sunny afternoons are the only microclimate of the region that allows Botrytis cinerea, or "noble mold", to grow harmoniously. A gift of nature that remains indispensable for the production of a great Sauternes.
The name "Coutet" comes from the Guascon "knife", to evoke the precise cleanliness and vivacity, freshness and nervousness of wine, in a unique style, characterized in generous floral and fruity aromas of white flowers, citrus, honey and vanilla. The passage of time leads to deeper, warmer notes where exotic spices and candied fruit are combined. In maturation, with the accentuating of the delicate aromatic character typical of Botrytis cinerea, it reaches the harmony.
Cultivated surface: 38.5 ha
Grapes: 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Soil: clayey on limestone
Average age of vineyards: 38 years
Plant density: 7500 strains per hectare
Yield per hectare: 9 / hl / ha
Harvest: collection and manual selection in 5 consecutive phases and 18 days, from 26 September to 24 October.
Vinification and ageing: 50% fermentation in new French oak barriques. Ageing 18 months in French oak barrels. Bottling in June 2015.
Colour: brilliant straw yellow
Bouquet: intense, fruity and floral with aromatic notes of exotic fruit such as lichens, mangoes, pineapple, to which are added aromas of quinces, roasted almonds and acacia flowers. Rich and mineral with roasting scents and citrus notes.
Taste: the palate is round and smooth, with a good balance between freshness and alcoholic content. It is characterized by a good density, consistency and remarkable finesse. The final is long, with tension, power and a light, noble bitter note. A fine and elegant vintage with excellent potential.