Our terroir

Our terroir

An exceptional terroir for Sauvignon Blanc

“Terroir is above all an imprint. That of the men and women who work the land around them.” (Jacques Lurton)

For the whites: a clay-gravel-limestone terroir

The 5.5 hectares of Château Couhins-Lurton vines are located on a gravel terrace at an altitude of 20 to 25 metres. Their particularity lies in the clay-limestone bedrock which regulates the water supply of the plant, even in the driest years. The limestone helps maintain the acidity necessary for the aromatic expression of the Sauvignon Blanc.

Our terroir

An outstanding terroir for the red vines

For the reds: a clay and gravel terroir

The 12.5 ha of the red vineyard, situated at an altitude of 45 metres, are formed of abundant gravel. The deeper you go, the higher the proportion of clay. The Merlot, which makes up most of the vineyard, thrives on this type of soil. It gives it the fruitiness and freshness so unique to Château Couhins-Lurton.

An exceptional terroir for Sauvignon Blanc