Francois Pelissie Croix du Mayne Cahors 2005

Malbec from France

Price: $17.49
Item No. 95284
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes


#53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

"There's a rich, spicy aroma, and this is dripping with concentrated flavors of kirsch, dark plum and dark cherry. Shows plenty of dark chocolate and raspberry ganache on the tannic finish. Drink now through 2013."
Wine Spectator
90 Points

Learn About Francois Pelissie

The CHATEAU CROIX DU MAYNE is a vineyard of 20 hectares situated on a gravelly soil on a second terrace of the Lot Valley, exposed south, south west. Primarily Malbec.

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Vin de Pays (vahn duh peh-YEE) One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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