The winery is located in the municipality of Barsac in the area Sauterne
(Graves, Bordeaux). The name is derived from "Couteau" (knife). Gabriel Barthélémy Romain de Filhot (+1794 by Guillotine), then owner of the Château Filhot
, acquired the property in 1788. By marriage, it came 1810 into the possession of the famous family Lur-Saluces (owner of the Château d'Yquem
) and remained in their possession until 1922. After several changes of ownership in 1977, the estate was bought by Marcel Baly, who made extensive renovations. In the Bordeaux Classification
in 1855 it was classified as "Premier Cru Classé". The vineyards cover 39 hectares, which are planted with the varieties Sémillon (75%), Sauvignon Blanc (23%) and Muscadelle (2%). The extremely long-lived noble sweet wine is aged up to 16 to 18 months in up to 80% new oak barrels. A very special specialty is "Château Coutet Cuvée Madame", which originates from the Tête de cuvée
(Must from the first pressing) is pressed in small quantities to 1,500 bottles. The second wine is called "La Chatreuse de Coutet". It also produces a dry white wine "Vin sec du Château Coutet" of vineyards of the municipality of Pujols -sur-Civon, which can therefore be marketed as AC Graves.