Tasting Notes: Concentrated aromas of plum, cassis and ripe black fruits. The palate is rich, with more ripe black fruits, tobacco and subtle savoury notes.
Region: Cahors, South West France
Varieties: 100% Malbec
Pairing: Roast chicken with dauphinoise potatoes, stuffed pepper, hearty pasta dishes and mushroom based dishes.
More Info: This Cahors is made with 100% Malbec grapes which are fermented in both steel and concrete tanks, with 15 days of maceration for full fruit flavours and a smooth structure. The wine then spends 18-20 months in concrete (70%) and the remainder in large barrels.
In the southwest of France, Cahors is quite possibly one of the best-known regions for its prolific Malbec (also known as ‘Cot’), as the AOC stipulates the wines must have minimum 70% Malbec in the blend and commonly they contain much more. With a history dating back to the Middle Ages and a nickname of the ‘black wine of Cahors’ due to its deep colour, the name became synonymous with the style of wine. Despite its proximity to the Atlantic it is still relatively warm and dry ensuring concentrated styles. Though the region is known for its traditional styles, many winemakers are also pushing the boundaries and experimenting to create lighter styles.