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Chateau Pineraie Cahors Malbec AOP

2016

In a Nutshell

The popularity of Argentinian Malbec owes much to its French relatives.

Tasting Notes

Intense berry fruit with plum, blackberry and lots of spicy oak. Characterful and complex with a moreish balance of evident tannins and acidity.

Production Notes

The estate comprises of 37 hectares which contains the various soil types that make up the Cahors. On the terraces of the Lot, the vineyard is made of subsoil composed of old alluvium and limestone plateau with clay and marl. Composed of 85% of Auxerrois and 15% of Merlot, the vine stocks of the Pineraie are on the 2nd and 3rd terraces and on the limestone plateau. A dozen hectares are located on the commune of Lacapelle Cabannac. The lower parts of the vineyard are clay while the higher parts are clay, limestone and hard flint. Quality control is a major factor to production, with low yielding limits applied to each patch to help produce ripe, healthy grapes whilst maintaining a good balance with the land. Pesticides are only applied according to a weekly statistical parasite count and weather forecast. The vines, including some very old Malbec, are planted in clay-limestone soil which helps to keep yields naturally low (productivity is approximately 4.500 litres per hectare). Chateau Pineraie is made of 85% Côt (Malbec) and 15% Merlot with the grapes being hand sorted according to very strict specifications. Fermentation is controlled to 30 degrees with maceration on the skins from 2 - 3 weeks, including frequent pumping over and aeration. The wine is then aged for one year in oak barrels, 20% of which are new barrels. It's only lightly filtered before bottling to preserve fruit quality and character.

Grape Blend

85%

Malbec

15%

Merlot

Chateau Pineraie Cahors AOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

France

Region

South West

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Malbec, Merlot

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£13.00

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