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Château Cos d'Estournel Red Blend St. Estèphe la Goulée 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The Goulée vineyard enjoys an extraordinarily temperate climate in which our two main grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot (20%) are able grow in superb conditions. Goulée’s geographical position, close to the Atlantic ocean (18km away, as compared to 30km for Pauillac), combined with the incredible width of the estuary (12km wide next to Goulée, compared to 3km at Pauillac), provides exceptional coolness for the vines in the summer, and welcome mildness in the spring and winter. This particularity of the climate gives Goulée’s wines a fruity character, reminiscent of the style of certain New World wines.

Chateau Cos d'Estournel:
Born in 1762 during the reign of Louis XV and died in 1853 under Napoleon III, at the remarkable age of 91, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had one sole passion: Cos. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, he recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately.

The Goulée vineyard enjoys an extraordinarily temperate climate in which our two main grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot (20%) are able grow in superb conditions. Goulée’s geographical position, close to the Atlantic ocean (18km away, as compared to 30km for Pauillac), combined with the incredible width of the estuary (12km wide next to Goulée, compared to 3km at Pauillac), provides exceptional coolness for the vines in the summer, and welcome mildness in the spring and winter. This particularity of the climate gives Goulée’s wines a fruity character, reminiscent of the style of certain New World wines.

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