Dominique Coutière, a native of the Landes region, acquired Chateau des Fougères in 2010. Today the residence is a monument to the craftsmanship and architectural know-how of the late 19th century, and the vines have reached maturity. The winemaking installations are constantly being improved in order to produce a wine that is faithful to its soil and to its history.
Graves is situated in the southern part of the Left Bank, running northwest to southeast along the west side of the Garonne River. It lies just south of the city of Bordeaux, bordering Pessac Léognan A.O.C. at its northern end, and surrounding Sauternes and Cérons A.O.C.’s at its southeastern end.
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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Fine gravel, sandy-clay with a low proportion of hardpan
Fermentation in thermoregulated concrete vats. Daily remontage. 30 day maceration. Aged in 30% new and 70% one-year old oak for 12 months