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Château Coutet Premier Cru Classé Barsac AOC

First built as a fortress, Château Coutet still bears the stamp of its medieval origins.
The history of Château Coutet as a winemaking estate starts in 1643, when Charles Le Guérin, known as Lord of Coutet, made it one of the first vineyards in the Sauternes appellation. The estate remained in the hands of his descendants until 1788, time when Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America, serving as ambassador in France, acknowledged Château Coutet as “the best Sauternes in Barsac.”
Following a number of informal rankings, the 1855 classification ordered by Napoleon III was issued for the Universal Exposition. It officially recognised Château Coutet as one of the Classified First Growths of the Sauternes and Barsac appellations, alongside the finest wines from the Médoc and Graves regions.
Henry-Louis Guy, an industrialist from Lyon, acquired Château Coutet in the 1920 and managed the estate until 1977, when Marcel Baly and two of his sons, Philippe and Dominique, became the new owners of Château Coutet in 1977. Originally from Alsace, the family subsequently expanded overseas, especially in the United States. With zeal and determination, they set about the task of renewing the vineyard and the winery buildings. In 1994, the two brothers concluded an agreement with Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA. The winemaking team is now advised by the technical staff from Château Mouton Rothschild.

For more info, visit Château Coutet website.

VARIETALS
75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle

VINTAGE
2008

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2008

L’Infernal Aguilera Priorat DOCa

Laurent Combier, Jean-Michel Gerin and Peter Fischer, three renowned French winemakers, started their first vinification in Priorat in 2002.
The first vintages originated from rented vineyards and were vinified in a small cellar in the village of Torroja.
Today, the entire production comes from their own steep slope vineyards and are made in their newly constructed winery.

Aguilera is made from vines on South-East orientation slopes, on brown slate, expressing the class and depth of old Carignan vines (over 100 years).

For more info, visit L’Infernal website.

VARIETALS
100% Cariñena

VINTAGE
2008

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2008

Viña Ventisquero Pangea Syrah

Felipe Tosso joined forces with ex-Penfolds John Duval to create a brilliant 100% Syrah from high Apalta vineyards. Beautifully expressed with the global elegance of Côte-Rôtie and the spice of Hermitage.Pangea 2008, is an ultra premium wine with an exceptional combination of concentration, flavours and aromas. With grapes from a selection of soils in Apalta and a special fermentation, we have achieved a full-bodied, concentrated wine. 20 months in French oak barrels and one year in the bottle have brought balance and roundness to the wine and concentrated the purity and elegance of the fruit.

For more info, visit Viña Ventisquero website.

VARIETALS
100% Syrah

VINTAGE
2008

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