Winemaking

Château Cos d’Estournel cellared barrels
Château Cos d’Estournel cellared barrels

Winemaking Style

Winemaking notes for Les Pagodes de Cos

At the start of fermentations, the tannins released were spicy with a highly original chalky flavor. The high alcohol content enabled slower than usual fermentation and higher quality extraction. The high alcohol level also lent roundness and fullness to the wine. Thanks to the total gravity system of our new cellar, we were able to control this exceptionally tannin-rich harvest.

Winemaking notes for Vintage

Manual harvest and selection.

At the start of fermentations, the tannins released were spicy with a highly original chalky flavor. The high alcohol content enabled slower than usual fermentation and higher quality extraction. The high alcohol level also lent roundness and fullness to the wine. Thanks to the total gravity system of our new cellar, we were able to control this exceptionally tannin-rich harvest.