For four generations, the “black wine” has been flowing through the Vigouroux family’s veins. Owners of 147 hectares of vineyards in the Southwest 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 Chateau Petit Jammes Mabec, Cahors, France
***84/100 Wine Spectator, 1 star Guide Hachette 2014 and silver medal Concours Féminalise***
The vines grow on a very steep clay-limestone slope facing south in the Causse de Cahors. The soil consists largely of limestone and red clay. This is one of the highest-altitude vineyards in the appellation. Wine-Making: The wine is left for a long time on the skins, and fermentation is rigorously temperature-controlled to preserve a maximum of fruit. It is aged for 8-10 months in stainless steel vats. Tasting: Crunchy black fruit with a subtle balance between fruit and roundness. Petit Jammes is naturally elegant with blackberry, blackcurrant, and violet aromas. It has a long, perfectly balanced aftertaste.
1 x Les Comtes Cahors Malbec, Cahors, France
The Comtes-Cahors wine was born out of the desire to once again honor the tradition of the church and the hillside vineyards. Aged in oak barrels, it has again become the very symbol of a church wine, as was its ancestor, the “kaorskies”, the famous communion wine of the orthodox church. Full bodied and characteristic of its area, it will attract all wine lovers in search of authenticity.
Pack Price: €70.00