Country: France Region: Cahors
Vintage: 2014 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Georges Vigouroux
As far as we can go back in time, the wine of Cahors has provided a contrasted history split between periods of glory and periods of oblivion. The Cahors vineyard, formerly planted most often on slopes overlooking the Lot valley, was a source of wealth for the beautiful Quercy region. The history of the wine of Cahors has always been closely liked with that of the church, and it is no surprise to find at the Château de Mercuès, former residence of the Count Bishops of Cahors, remains of terraced vineyards, along with magnificent 13th century cellars.
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.
The wine Les Comtes – Cahors comes from vines exclusively planted on slopes with limestone clay soil. It gives a selection of very high quality.
Climate of the CAHORS Appellation primarily oceanic, mitigated by Mediterranean winds at harvest time.
Traditional and long (20 days). The wine is partly barrel-matured.
Ageing Potential: 3-5 Years
A deep dark red colour which shows good concentration.Very fine nose of very ripe red fruit.In the mouth its attack is frank and well structured with the silky, fine and elegant tannins. Good length, finishing with great amplitude. Both fruity and robust, this wine accompanies wonderfully the cuisine of the south-west of France (based on goose and duck), sauces, game and strong cheese such as Cantal and Roquefort, not to forget the local goat’s cheese, le “Rocamadour.”
Food Matches:Red Meat / Beef / Cream Cheese