From: Cahors, France
Blend: 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot
Taste: This medium-bodied Cahors demonstrates all the freshness charm of Malbec through aromas of bing cherry, blackberry, and currants, with a hint of pepper and sweet spices. The tannins are round and the finish delicately spicy.
Pairing: Charcuterie dishes, savory pies, pâtés, lasagna, red meats as well as a multitude of everyday dishes like chili, pot roast, meatloaf (see recipe below!), hamburgers or even hot dogs.
By Kay Chun
About. The Couture family has been making wines here for 500 years. According to departmental records, the first traces of winegrowing dates back to 1470 when the Couture winegrowers served the Lord of Albas. Winemaker Jerome Couture creates profound expressions of one of France’s famous, traditional ”black wines.” He is an enthusiastic proponent of the newest micro-oygenation technology to bring out the best in the stern Malbec grape (softens tannins, thus allowing the resulting wine to become a pleasure to drink without cellaring).
Planted on the mid-slopes and the slopes of the Causse on the terraces of the Lot valley, the vines benefit from exceptional sunshine. Chateau Eugénie’s oldest vines grow on parcels on the hillsides. Younger vines come from the terraces adjacent to the Lot river valley on its left bank. Their vines are grown in an environmentally responsible manner. To control soil erosion, most of their parcels are worked according to the principles of controlled natural sodding and reasoned culture. Ancient oak foudres impart some oak flavors without overpowering the fruit.
Learn about Cahors, the region, here.
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