Château du Courlat

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Château du Courlat

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Appellation Lussac-Saint-Emilion
Owner The Bourotte family
Director Jean-Baptiste Bourotte Consultant
Winemaker Michel Rolland’s team
Orientation of the estate Eco-friendly integrated agriculture. Estate engaged in a global environmental strategy.
Surface area 4 hectares
Soils clay-Ioam
Grape varieties 100% Merlot
Vine density 6,000 - 8,000 vines per hectare, depending on the plot
Average age of vines 25 years old
Pruning guyot double and guyot simple
Soil management traditional by machine, plus removal of grass cover without chemicals
Green works trimming if needed at veraison
Harvesting by hand into small crates: sorting before and after destemming on vibrating tables
Vats temperature-controlled stainless steel
Vinification plot by plot ; manual pumping over, maceration for around one month, pneumatic press
Ageing 15 months in fine-grained French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one wine, 1/3 two wines), 1-2 rackings per year depending on tasting
Annual production 18,000 bottles

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