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.
The vineyard is located in a naturally sun-filled location in the south-west of France. Composed of stony soil with red clay, the vineyard enjoys an excellent southwest and southeast facing sun exposure, the ideal location to grow Malbec! Vines grow on clay soil slopes at 300 metres high (one of the highest vineyards in the appellation).
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.
The wine bursts with aromas of spices and dark plums with hints of cacao. The mouth is robust and round, with flavors of ripe black fruit, dried raspberries, dried mint and hints of cacao powder and smoke.
Enjoy with foie gras or duck confit.