André Lurton is one of Bordeaux’s biggest producers, and his family has spread wine making to Argentina as well. The Graves region of Bordeaux is known for its white wines, usually blends made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and sometimes a grape called Muscadelle. Within Graves, a smaller area called Pessac-Léognan is esteemed for its superior wines. For his Chateau Coucheroy, Lurton manages to accomplish similar body and structure using 100% Sauvignon Blanc, achieving supple texture and creating a unique wine style that is helping define the Pessac-Léognan / Graves identity today.
Marc's Tasting Notes:
Showing a pale gold in the glass, the wine presents a nose of lemongrass, grapefruit, hay, and minerals. The initial impression is that of other well known Sauvignon Blancs, but the wine does not rest there. It evolves on the palate as lime, lychee, and honeydew melon, with the three flavors playing a delicate balancing act with its prominent but elegant acidity. The mouth feel is the most remarkable thing about this wine, as Andre Lurton continues to deliver the goods for very reasonable money. This wine is one of my top picks to accompany swordfish off the grill, or a number of heartier winter seafood dishes. It has an elegance that surpasses many other wines in its price range.
-- Marc Soucy, FWS
FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France
Wine Tasting Notes Prepared for BLM Wine