2018 Georges Vigouroux Le Vassal de Mercues
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
“Black wine” has been running through Vigouroux family’s veins for four generations. They are regarded as France’s specialists in Malbec red wines. Located in Cahors, since 1887 their passion for Malbec has driven them all the way to Argentina and the Mendoza vineyard in search of a terroir or grape variety symbiosis. Cahors vineyard is considered to be one of the oldest in Europe and nowadays Georges Vigouroux renovated the château to restore it to its former glory.
Cahors is a wine region in France located 160 km east of Bordeaux. Cahors is renowned for its deeply colored red wines made predominantly from Malbec (known locally as both Côt and Auxerrois). However, small quantities of Tannat and Merlot are produced here as well of similar quality. As a defining characteristic, Cahors red wine is darkly colored and has a meaty, herb-tinged aroma with hints of spiced black cherries and a whiff of cedar. If that doesn't make your taste buds crave for a sip maybe Cahors wines are too much for you.
Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety from Cahors AOC in South West France. After phylloxera it has become the iconic red wine variety in Argentina (Mendoza wine region). Generally speaking French Malbec wines are meaty and quite tannic while Argentinian Malbecs tend to be rich, jammy and juicy. But they both have great aging potential. Besides occupying 70% of Cahors vineyards, Malbec is also a common grape in some Bordeaux red wines and has a strong influence in California.