Château du Retout white
WHY BUY IT ?
- A partner property of Bordeaux Tradition!
- A completely new blend in the Bordeaux region
- Confidential cuvee, produced from 2 ha of vines
- An identifiable packaging
Château du Retout is characterized in history by its 13th century mill, which is found in the center of the property and is none other than the highest point of the property (17m high). Then, the phylloxera crisis (XIXth century), the 14-18th war and the division during inheritances linked this Cru Bourgeois to Château Camino-Salva (also Cru Bourgeois) and to Château Moulina (petit cru). But it was in the 1950s that the Kopp family bought and merged these three properties. This Medoc success story was a long process, as most of the land was fallow! Today, Château du Retout is still run by the Kopp family, represented by Hélène Soual and her husband Frédéric. The property is one of the few to also produce a white wine, Le Château du Retout White.
Terroir & Vinification
The terroir of Château du Retout, located on a hillock in the commune of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, has 34 hectares planted with vines, 32 of which are AOC Haut-Médoc and 2 hectares of white grape varieties. However, the property has chosen an absolutely atypical grape variety: Sauvignon gris, Gros Manseng, Savagnin and Mondeuse. If the first grape variety is known in Bordeaux, the three others are completely new. They come respectively from the Pyrenees, the Jura and Savoie. A surprising vintage that deserves your attention!
When tasted, Château du Retout white is a dry white wine with golden reflections. It is powerful, sappy, fruity, complex and elegant. A wine of its own!
- Owner : Famille KOPP
- General Manager and Director : Hélène et Frédéric Soual
- Oenologist Adviser : Eric Boissenot