When Cos d’Estournel Blanc was born in 2005, it was an entirely new direction for the estate.
Driven by Michel Reybier’s vision and masterfully carried out by Technical Director Dominique Arangoïts, it was an audacious undertaking, especially on the part of a classified growth estate in a region whose outstanding red wines have built the reputation of Bordeaux.
The first requirement was to find the right terroir, one that would prove as exceptional as the ambitions of the estate’s owner and its technical teams. And so it was that a terroir thirty kilometers north of Cos d’Estournel in the northernmost part of the Médoc along the shores of the widest portion of the Gironde Estuary was dedicated to the white wines of Cos d’Estournel.
It was a place swept by the salty breezes of the nearby Atlantic Ocean with a gravelly knoll and a significant presence of limestone, a terroir of extraordinary quality that would necessarily come to express itself in the wines produced from grapes grown there.