Bordeaux in France is still considered the world stronghold of good wine. Some of the world's most famous wineries are at home in the Mediterranean-influenced region - including the Château Cos d'Estournel. The picturesque growing area enjoys an international reputation. Its flagship: Since 1855 its quality wines have been allowed to adorn themselves with the seal "Deuxième Grand Cru Classé", with the second highest classification of 1855.
Cos d'Estournel - blessed with the best growing conditions
The French winery impresses with its top location: Picturesquely located in the Saint-Estèphe wine-growing region in the Gironde department, it is the most traditional wine-growing region of all. Densely overgrown pine and oak forests, crystal-clear inland lakes, elegantly smooth cliffs with sandy beaches and tall vineyards unite on the Medoc peninsula to form an inviting natural backdrop that deserves to be called the "Route du Vin". Thanks to the sandy and siliceous soils with the best hillside location, the winery offers excellent growing conditions all year round. In summer, the soil stores enough moisture for optimal irrigation. In winter, on the other hand, the hillside location and the complex soil conditions prevent water from accumulating. This is how fine wines with recognition value mature here through all seasons.
Cos d'Estournel: the first port of call for first-class red wines
Cos d'Estournel is known for its outstanding red wines. It is not without reason that a large part of the 64 hectares of vineyards is reserved for high-quality red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon.
Thanks to the mild Atlantic climate with its warm summers and pleasant winters, the red wine vines benefit from the best growing conditions all year round. This also explains the high yield. On average, up to 370,000 bottles of wine are produced in the inviting wine-growing region every year.
The story of a French wine pearl
The success story of the French wine-growing region begins in the 19th century. The experienced wine expert Louis-Gaspard Estournel recognizes the potential of the mild Atlantic climate and uses it for wine growing - with success. The winery quickly gained in size and reputation. In the meantime, the winery changed hands several times before passing into the skilled hands of businessman Michel Reybier. Since then, the owner has remained silent about the exact selling price.
In addition to the fine wines, the property also impresses with its well-kept gardens and pompous buildings. The special feature: The architecture is characterized by Asian and Oriental style elements - from an impressive Chinese pagoda in the large barrel storage cellar to the strikingly decorated double wing door on the gable end.
Unique in taste
The aroma of the wines is world famous. The noble drops skilfully blend dark berry nuances with a strong cherry taste. This is complemented by exotic spices and floral accents, and an intense finale is also ensured. Liquorice in the finish perfects the extraordinary taste experience and makes the noble drop a rarity.
The aromas of Cos d'Estournel are definitely a unique selling point in the exclusive world of wines; Bo Barrett, Greg Ralston and Jean-Guillaume Prats have been doing their best in day-to-day business since 2008.