At the genesis of this vine, there is a story of fifty years. Indeed, it is for the fiftieth birthday of his brother Jean that Jacques decides to offer him some vines. Twenty years later, they tell a story.
The first bottling was done in 2002, two years after the vine was planted. This experimental micro-vineyard is composed of 50% Merlot, 30% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the vineyards of the Petite Lagune as much as in the cellar, there is no mechanization. Everything is done by hand, and by the hand of friends, who gathered in the association Les Amis de La Petite Lagune, chaired by former rugby international Claude Dourthe, spend a few hours picking the grapes and others a little more many in turmoil.
This association brings together friends and relatives. The latter come voluntarily to " harvest ", shell the property by hand and enjoy a well-deserved lunch after work !
Maison Coussau has equipped its cellar with state-of- the -art winemaking equipment integrated with regulated thermal tanks. Production is monitored by Philippe Garcia, cellar master at Château Malartic Lagravière in Bordeaux.
This red wine is fruity and floral, complex and intense. On the palate it is balanced, elegant and refined. As for the rosé, it was designed to be a wine for gastronomy and not for thirst.
La Petite Lagune should be consumed in moderation at the M aison Coussau restaurants. Cheers !