The other Bordeaux – part 2


Tom Munro, finalist in our wine writing competition, offers this snapshot of a selection of independent Bordeaux vignerons who are taking a stand for individuality and genuinely local character. See also The other Bordeaux – part 1 published yesterday. Disclosure: He sells Clos du Jaugueyron and Chx de Bouillerot, de la Grave Figeac and Ferran through his wine club but has no commercial relationship with the other producers profiled below. 

Ch Coutet, St-Émilion Grand Cru
Coutet is an extraordinary anomaly in the firmament of St-Émilion. To safeguard the savoury style of its wine, Coutet has hung onto an ancient...