CHATEAU DES FOUGÈRES

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. 

General Information

Country

France

Region

Aquitaine

Appellation(s)

Graves A.O.C.

Farming

Organic Farming

Our Wines

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Wine
Grapes
Soil
Viticulture
Viniculture

Wine

Grapes

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon

Soil

Fine gravel, sandy-clay with a low proportion of hardpan

Viticulture

Organic Farming

Viniculture

Inert pneumatic press under CO2. Fermentation in stainless steel via natural yeast. Aged on fine lees in tank for 8 months prior to light filtration and bottling.

Wine

Grapes

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Soil

Fine gravel, sandy-clay with a low proportion of hardpan

Viticulture

Organic Farming

Viniculture

Fermentation in thermoregulated concrete vats. Daily remontage. 30 day maceration. Aged in 30% new and 70% one-year old oak for 12 months