100% Malbec this wine comes from a selection of parcels on the plateau above the Lot river in Cahors. It's rich and firm, with great wood and spice notes as well as exuberant black plum and berry fruit. With its acidity, still-young tannins and firm texture, it will age well. Best served with a grilled duck, juicy steak with mashed potatoes with truffle oil, truffle risotto and a dark fudge chocolate cake.
In 2015, Hervé and Diane Joyaux Fabre, already successful winemakers in Bordeaux and Mendoza Argentina (Fabre Montmayou), took the decision to invest in France. An encounter and various tastings convinced them to rediscover the vineyards of Cahors, the original home of Malbec.
They found themselves very impressed by the diversity of its terroirs, the export opportunities and how Malbec had developed and evolved. Both Hervé and Diane were completely mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes, the delicious food and the amazing kindness of the locals and vineyard owners. It did not take them long to decide that they had to invest in Cahors. In 2017, Hervé and Diane, along with their friends and associates became the new owners of the Vignobles Saint Didier Parnac, Château de Grézels and Prieuré de Cénac.
To understand the landscape of the area the Cause must be explained, which put simply, is a high limestone plateau, with steep slopes In the case of Cahors, this plateau rises from 250 to 350 metres above sea level. For the Vignobles Saint-Didier Parnac, the highest point is the Priory of Cénac, which is near 300 metres. As for the slopes to Cahors, the gradient can be an impressive 20 to 30%, this is also seen at the Priory and the Chateau de Grézels.
In the case of Cahors, the bedrock of the plateau dates from the Jurassic period, which is 150 million years old made up of marine formation, unlike the valley, which comes from a fluvial formation. While exploring the vineyards of Cahors, Hervé discovered two large geological terroirs with very distinct landscapes. One area is the Cause, the high, limestone plateau. The other area is in the valley. Here the terroir was created by the Lot river which has been flowing for 15 million years and depositing alluvium across its many meanders as it travels through the valley.
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