For four generations, the “black wine” has been flowing through the Vigouroux family’s veins. Owners of 147 hectares of vineyards in the South West France, the Vigouroux family are the specialists in France when it comes to producing Malbec wines. WineOnline.ie exclusively import these three special Malbec wines from Georges Vigouroux in Ireland. They are the near perfect gift for someone who loves Malbec.
With focus on the black wine since 1887, their four wineries and Chateaux offer various styles of wines, from the plateau to the different terraces.
1 x Chateau de Mercues Malbec, Cahors France
*** 2013 : Bronze medal Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon 2012 : 2 stars Guide Hachette des Vins 2011 : 1 star Guide Hachette des Vins and 92/100 Wine Enthusiast 2009 : 91/100 Wine Enthusiast and 90/100 Wine Spectator ***
The vineyard is planted in a superb silty-clay terroir ideal for wine growing. The vines are located on the third terraces of the Cahors valley and its density is extremely high with 6666 vines/ha. On those vineyards, we selected the best rows. Wine-Making: Wines from each plot are kept separate in order to fine tune the final blend and pumping over is done to extract the best possible tannin from the Malbec grape skins. The wine is aged 12 months in cool, dark cellars, partly in new Allier oak barrels. Tasting: An extremely well made wine: rich, intense, and subtle, with a great combination of fruit and spice. Very dark red with purplish-red nuances and a nose of red fruit, spice, and vanilla. Very rich on the palate with hints of candied morello cherry and sweet spice underpinned by powerful tannin and elegant, understated oak.
1 x Vina Cobos Felino Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Vina Cobos Felino Malbec is a fabulous Malbec with real depth and structure made from low yielding high altitude vineyards. Rich Blueberry and blackcurrant flavours complemented by mature oak and great weight. Full bodied and great with full hearty stews.
After visiting Argentina in 1989, Californian trail-blazer Paul Hobbs became deeply interested in both the terroir and Argentine culture, noticing the unique potential for Malbec and other varietals in the region. After meeting two kindred spirits, Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud, they founded Viña Cobos in 1997 and since then there has been no looking back. Utilising gnarly old vines, careful vineyard selection, very low yields and an unerring empathy for the raw materials, Viña Cobos craft intense yet balanced wines that showcase the elegance and beauty of this region.
From vineyard sites in Luján de Cuyo, Maipu and Valle de Uco at altitudes of 2300 to 3835 feet above sea level. The diurnal temperature variations, long growing season and altitude give a tremendous purity of fruit. These sites are semi desert and irrigation is an essential. Yields are strictly limited.
1 x Man Meets Mountain Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Part of the Malbec is from Vistalba and trained in a vertical training system which is drop irrigated, over aluvial soil. The rest is from Medrano, also in a vertical training system, drop irrigation over medium texture soil. The terroir and climate is desert like with a Monzonic influence. "Great things are done when men and mountains meet, this is not done by jostling in the street". The quest for higher quality has seen Argentina's most ambitious winemakers push into the Andes foothills where the higher altitude and meagre soils produce the finest grapes. Man Meets Mountain celebrates those that face up to and conquer the challenges posed by nature and brings to you a harmonious Malbec, packed full of blueberry, blackcurrant and plum and a complex and delicious finish.
Pack Price: €70.00