APPELLATION : Saint-Estèphe
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet franc
This eighteen-hectare (44.5-acre) vineyard on top of the Cos hill is blessed with Quaternary gravel soils and exceptional drainage. To extract the best, we strive vintage after vintage to perfect the fit between the plots and the grape varieties. We also choose slow growing rootstocks and keep the planting densities high.
Over time, the changes came gradually through substantial investment into technology, particularly an ultra-modern vathouse and a new cellar. Having decided to vinify the wines at low temperatures to preserve and extract the fruit, we aim to offer wines that age well but are also enjoyable when still young.
Made from fruit from the best plots on the Cos hill, Château Cos Labory combines characteristic Saint-Estèphe vigour and elegance. Its rich tannin content gives this wine good ageing potential.
VINEYARD AREA : 18 hectares (44.5 acres)
SOIL TYPE : Gunz gravel over a marly limestone subsoil
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES : 35 years
PLANTING DENSITY : 8,700 vines per hectare
Carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
AGEING : Performed in oak barrels (50% in new casks)
ANNUAL PRODUCTION : 100,000 bottles