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Clos La Coutale
Clos la Coutale wine is produced from Malbec and Merlot grapes.
The yield is on average 45hl/ha which enables good maturation and regular quality over the years.
Vinification is carried out in thermo-controlled vats, and regular
"pigeages'' (breaking-up of the layer formed on top of the juice) both ensure maximum extraction of the "bouquet" and the fruit.
Clos la Coutale is then elaborated in oak barrels to obtain a full balance between the tannins and the fruit.
The Grand Coutale is an exceptional cuvée which is nurtured throughout production.
The yield is 25 hl/ha, each grape hand-picked and fermented together, in "Foudres'' (huge oak vats) with regular manual pigeages.
Malbec, Merlot and Tannat assembledare then matured in specially selected oak barrels for two years immediately after alcoholic fermentation.
Regular "battonage'' (stirring) produces supple and elegant tannin.
Prized by all the most prestigious professional juries, the "Grand Coutale'' greatly expresses all the great natural factors, know-how and experience transmitted for six generations.
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