Produced from Côt grape variety cultivated on tiny plots in the Languedoc, this lovely concentrated wine is both crisp and velvety.
The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in stainless steel tanks under monitored temperatures. Traditional maceration lasts 15 days. 10% of the wine is aged in new oak barrels for added complexity.
This elegant, ruby coloured wine tinged with red boasts a spicy nose with hints of liquorice and notes of red and black fruit. It is soft and well-structured on the palate with solid fruity flavours and fine tannins that give this wine its elegant length.
Côt, better known in south-western France as Malbec, is said to have originated in France's Quercy region and the vineyards of Cahors. It was then introduced into the Gironde and Touraine regions around 1810. It resulted from a cross between Magdeleine Noire des Charentes and Prunelard. It is the main varietal used in the Cahors area of appellation as well as being cultivated in the Bordeaux region. It is also planted in Argentina and is currently very popular all around the world.