Pessac-Léognan - Chateau Couhins
The name of Chateau Couhins came about in the 17th century. It’s based on an ancient Gascon word, Couhins, meaning borders or limits. Edouard Gasqueton who also owned Chateau Calon Segur in St. Estephe managed Chateau Couhins at the time of the 1959 Graves Classification.
Chateau Couhins is probably the sole Bordeaux estate that was only classified only for its white Bordeaux wine.Today, Chateau Couhins is not not be confused with Chateau Couhins-Lurton, owned by the Lurton family, which produces both red and white wine from Pessac Leognan.
The vineyard area is divided between 7 hectares with white grape varieties of 85% Sauvignon blanc and 15% Sémillon and 15 hectares with red grape varieties of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
Of the Grand vin Château Couhins dry white there is annually produced 20,000 bottles, and of the red 30,000 bottles. The annual production of the second wines, Couhins la Gravette, is 30,000 bottles of red and 8,000 bottles of dry white. There's a third wine, La Dame de Couhins, of which 5,000 bottles is produced.