Château Coutet à Barsac is one of the oldest estates in this famous area of France and is regarded as producing one of the regions finest wines. Classified as Premier Cru (First Growth) in 1855 the estate covers 95 acres of vines immediately surrounding the Château near the village of Barsac. The vineyards are planted 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle with an average age of 35 years. Château Coutet benefits from an exceptional terroir. The vines’ deep roots extract elements from a limestone and clay-based soil, giving the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason the wine carries the name “Coutet, derived from the Gascon’s word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively and crisp palate that is the estate’s signature style. In its youth, the property’s wines display generous notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, honey and vanilla. Time brings out deeper, warmer notes in which spices combine with exotic nectars and candied fruits. Age also enhances the harmony of its roasted Botrytis character and its distinct aromas to give Château Coutet a delicate and unique bouquet that is unsurpassed.