Country: France Region: Cahors
Vintage: 2014 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau de Mercues
Georges Vigouroux’s top priority when he bought Château de Mercuès in 1983 was to restructure the vineyard, chiefly on the surrounding gravely hillocks in the communes of Caillac and Mercuès. The plots he acquired were replanted and the chai was built under the château gardens. The particularity of Château de Mercuès is its viticultural method, which was used in the last century before phylloxera – significantly increasing planting density.
Ageing Potential:10+ years
Malbec is the original grape variety in Cahors, and its marvellous characteristics are used in 70% blends with other varieties in our designation of origin. The vineyards are situated along the Lot River on its meanders and slopes, which serve as a thermal regulator, on pebbly and gravelly soil. Located between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, rainfall and humidity levels are optimal for the quality of the vines.
Food Matches:Turkey / Beef / Lamb / Duck