Château du Courlat “Cuvee Jean Baptiste”


Château du Courlat “Cuvee Jean Baptiste”


Appellation Lussac-Saint-Emilion

Owner The Bourotte family

Director Jean-Baptiste Bourotte

Technical Director Cécile Dupuis

Consultant Winemaker Michel Rolland - Christian Veyry

Orientation of the estate Eco-friendly integrated agriculture. Estate engaged in a global environmental strategy.

Surface area 4 hectares of a 16.5 vineyard

Soils clay-Ioam

Grape varieties 100% Merlot

Planting 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 work 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.

Aging 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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