The cooperative winery was created in 1974. At present, it is the largest producer of French appellation wines and the number one producer of Cotes de Bordeaux. It brings together 500 growers, representing 4,000 hectares of vines and 70 chateaux. According to its President, Stephane Heraud, “It is recognized as one of the most dynamic actors in Bordeaux.” Indeed, this company has successfully met with market expectations and consumer demand, by associating traditional know-how with modern techniques.
MAIN BRANDS :
▪ Bordeaux : Tutiac Sélection rouge, rosé et blanc
▪ Wine Note ! rosé
▪ Carrelet d’Estuaire rosé
▪ Lieu-Dit Verdot rouge, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux : Tutiac rouge et blanc, Lieu-Dit Le Pin rouge, Lieu-Dit Coudrat rouge, Lieu-Dit La Pointe rouge
▪ Tutiac Sélection rouge et blanc, Tutiac Sélection Excellence rouge et blanc ; Côtes de Bourg : Tutiac Sélection rouge, Tutiac rouge
PRODUCTION : 30 millions de cols
ASSETS : Vignerons de Tutiac are committed to respecting the environment and customers, as well as quality management systems. As of 2001, these growers embarked upon the process of AgriConfiance certification, in view of elaborating fine wines, according to sustainable practices. At present, all of its products meet the requirements of this certification.
From one generation to the next, Vignerons de Tutiac has developed great expertise in relation to its terroirs, extending across the Bordeaux, Blaye-Cotes de Bordeaux and Cotes de Bourg appellations. Each parcel has been examined in detail: soil composition, exposition, topography… The company’s locality range is the end result of these efforts. It offers some of the best expressions of the great grape varieties from Bordeaux and highlights the quality of the area’s terroirs. Well mastered grass growing naturally limits the vines’ yield and helps to produce grapes with high sugar and phenolic compound content. Careful de-budding and leaf-thinning restrict the output and allow the harvest to perfectly ripen.