Chateau Grand Launay, Pierre-Henri Cosyns

France, Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg



In the Feret 1908 classification, Chateau Grand Launay was included as one of the best crus Bourgeois.  It is now owned and managed by Pierre-Henri Cosyns, who is also the winemaker.  Viticulture is certified organic - Ecocert and Agriculture Biologique.  The blend of the vines is interesting - 70 % Merlot, 20% Malbec, and 10% of the two Cabernets.  Fermentations with indigenous yeasts, aging in concrete for some cuvees, in older barrique for 10-18 months for others. Cotes de Bourg wines, on clay-limestone terroir not far from Pomerol, have long represented good value, but Pierre-Henri winess especially so, with an expression of terroir and depth well beyond their price point. 


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Côtes de Bourg Rouge 70% Merlot, 30% Malbec Average 25 years, oldest 50 years Clay-limestone Organic
Côtes de Bourg Rouge "Pour Amelie" Merlot Average 25 years, oldest 50 years Clay-limestone Organic