Véronique Cochran farms 20 hectares of Merlot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Malbec on a 16th century property in Bordeaux's Cotes De Bourg. As natural winemakers in a region known for conventional practices, Cochran is somewhat of an aberration in Bordeaux.
In the cellar, Véronique makes use of old concrete vats as well as barrels of different sizes and ages. Macerations are usually quite long lasting up to a month with very little, if any, punchdowns to minimize extraction. As the chai is built into the hillside, it remains cool year-round allowing for slow natural fermentations to occur. The result are incredibly pure, supple, and terroir-driven wines that blow us away year after year.
The flagship of the estate, Cotes de Bourg is 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Fully de-stemmed with a maceration of about 15-25 days, and aged mostly in old barriques.