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Chateau Du Caillau Cahors 2014

    750ML / 13% ABV
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    750ML / 13% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Deep intense ruby color. Ripe fruit on the nose. Round and mellow in the month, this wine seduces with its fruit and well-matured tannins that bring persistence and finesse. Beautiful finish that is both harmonious and ample.

    This wine is perfect for sipping or with meat dishes, tuna (raw or cooked), and firm cheeses.

    Blend: 90% Malbec, 10% Merlot

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    Chateau Du Caillau, France
    Philippe Bernede is a renaissance man whose interests include cooking, aviation and a few inventions. But winegrowing is his passion and it shows in the quality of his Malbec. The domaine has been in his family for generations and is planted with the traditional grape of Cahors: Cot (AKA Malbec). While some continue to make dark tannic wines - the Black Wines of Cahors - Philippe favours more a modern, fruit-forward style. If you think only Argentina can produce amazing Malbec, think again.
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    Within the Southwest of France, this is the one region outside of Argentina that is today almost exclusively dependent on Malbec. Locally the variety is called Cot, and makes a dense, earthy and black fruit dominant red wine. Both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean both have a strong influence on the climate of this region.

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    Known for its big, bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec is most famous for its runaway success in Argentina. However, the variety actually originated in Bordeaux, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. After being nearly wiped out by a devastating frost in 1956, it was never significantly replanted, although it continued to flourish under the name Côt in nearby Cahors. A French agronomist who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. But it did not gain its current reputation as the country's national grape until a surge in popularity in the late 20th century.

    Tasting Notes for Malbec

    Malbec is a dry, red wine that typically expresses deep flavors of blackberry, plum and licorice, backed by aromas of freshly turned earth and dense, chewy tannins. In warmer, New World regions, such as Mendoza, Malbec wine will be intensely ripe, and full of fruit and spice. From its homeland in Cahors, its rusticity shines; dusty notes and a beguiling bouquet of violets balance rich, black fruit.

    Perfect Food Parings for Malbec

    Malbec’s rustic character begs for flavorful dishes, like spicy grilled sausages or the classic cassoulet of France’s Southwest. South American iterations are best enjoyed as they would be in Argentina: with a thick, juicy steak.

    Sommelier Secrets for Malbec

    If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet. With its combination of bold flavors and soft tannins, it will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys red wine. Malbec also wins bonus points for affordability, as even the most inexpensive examples are often quite good.

    YNG329929_2014 Item# 207783

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