The Château Couhins – Pessac Léognan
Château Couhins is located in Villenave d’Ornon, near Bordeaux. Long owned by a family of wine merchants, it became a Cru Classé de Graves in 1959. The estate now belongs to INRA, the French National Institute for Agronomic, Supply and Environnement ReRechercher and has benefited from the most advanced reRechercher in terms of sustainable viticulture. The vineyard covers 25 hectares and a new step was taken in 2013 with the inauguration of a new winery and a reception structure for both professionals and amateurs of this Cru Classé de Graves. Located in the northernmost part of the Graves region, the terroir of Château Couhins is a complex one, combining gravelly hilltop, clay limestone slope and sandy gravels area.