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Cahors Red Blend

 

Winery

Château Lafleur de Haut-Serre

Appellation

AOP Cahors

Wine Name

Lafleur de Haute-Serre

Variety

85% Malbec

15 % Merlot

Red Wine

Dry

South-West France

Bertrand Vigouroux

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Story

Georges Vigouroux brought Château de Haut-Serre back to life after it had been devasted by Phylloxera in the 1970s. The Estate covers 148 acres of high-elevation clay-rich soils. Californian vintner Paul Hobbs works in collaboration with the family on this label. Château de Haute-Serre honored in 1889 by being placed on a Gala menu in line with the famous Château Margaux and Pommard wines!
In Quercy, everything that is precious is black... starting with the local wine, called «the black wine of Cahors» by the English in the Middle Ages. For four generations, this «black wine» has flowed the Vigouroux family’s veins.

Vineyard

The vineyard is located in a naturally sun-filled location in the south-west of France. Vines grow on clay soil slopes at 300 metres high (one of the highest vineyards in the appellation). The canes are pruned long and the vines undergo bud pruning, suckering, removal of side shoots, and bunch thinning.

Vinification

The fruit is left on skins for an elongated time to allow maceration and color extraction. Fermentation is temperature controlled and closely monitored. The wine is aged for 10-12 months in new oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

The wine is of a brilliant dark red color. The nose is refined, with aromas of ripe red berries and dusty nuances. The palate shows soft tanning a jammy flavors. A very elegant, feminine wine.

Food Pairing

Ideal with local cuisine of rich truffle omelettes or roast duck breast.

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