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.
|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|