Esperance du Retout


  • Coup de coeur Bordeaux Tradition!
  • One of the best value for money of the Haut Médoc appellation
  • A high percentage of Petit Verdot
  • One of the best value for money of the Haut Médoc appellation
  • The property has been engaged for several years in a process of collecting grapes with the best possible quality
  • Very selective harvest, manual sorting at the arrival of the grapes, smooth extraction to respect as much as possible the fruit of the wine
  • An identifiable Packaging
  • Excellent notes for every vintage

Le Château du Retout is characterized in history by its mill of the thirteenth century located at its center which is none other than the highest point of the property (17m high). The crisis of phylloxera (nineteenth century), the war of 14-18 and the division in inheritance have linked this Cru Bourgeois Château Camino-Salva (Cru Bourgeois) and Chateau Moulina (petit cru). It was in the 50s that the Kopp family bought and merged these 3 properties. This “Success Story” Medocaine was a long-term job since the land was mostly fallow! Today, the Retout Castle is still operated by the Kopp family, represented by Hélène Soual and her husband Frédéric. Esperance du Retout is the second wine of the property.

The terroir of Château du Retout, located on a rump in the town of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, has 34 hectares planted with vines including 32 AOC Haut-Médoc and 2 hectares of white grape varieties. With an average age of 30, the vineyard is made up of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot with a planting density of 6666 feet per hectare where the reasoned fight is honor. Including grass cover between rows, natural fertilizers and certified organic products to produce the healthiest possible crop. No more insecticides are used, in favor of a protection by sexual confusion for 4 years and a use of a compost 100% natural homemade for 10 years. Since 2001, the tanks are all thermo-regulated, for partial vinifications. The aging is 12 months in barrels of which 33% new without racking. Two hectares are dedicated to white varieties, with an absolutely atypical blend: Sauvignon Gris, Gros Manseng, Savagnin and Mondeuse. If the first grape is known from Bordeaux, the other three are completely unpublished. They come respectively from the Pyrenees, Jura and Savoy. An amazing vintage that deserves your attention!

At the tasting, Esperance du Retout offers a typical Médoc wine, structured and balanced with a finesse finish.

Their Team

  • Owner : Famille KOPP
  • Manager and Director:  Hélène et Frédéric Soual