Clos La Coutale Cahors Malbec

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Malbec is the main grape in the legendary ‘Black wine of Cahors’. Way before Argentina made the varietal ‘famous’, Malbec – though in this region it is known as Côt or Auxerrois. – was making long-lived wines from Cahors – the 1959 Clos La Coutale is still drinking superbly. Clos La Coutale is a benchmark of the Cahors region and has a history of producing some of the finest and longest-lived wines of the region. Blackcurrants, blackberry’s and prune notes followed by a soft and elegant palate that has an enticing note of vanilla. This Clos La Coutale wine is matured in barrels and wooden casks for one year in order to obtain a good balance between tannins and fruit. Organic and true gem at this price point.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark garnet
Nose Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and prune
Palate Lifted black, almost juvey fruit and fine, soft tannins. It’s dry, full flavoured and structured, and also has a savoury element – still Cahors – but a much smoother take

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 80 % Malbec & 20% Merlot
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Dry,Medium Body
Estate/Producer Clous la Coutale
Country France
Region South West France Sub Region:Cahors
Vintage 2018
Vinification

Grapes are sorted and de-stemmed after the harvest, fermented in stainless steel with daily punch-downs which lasts anywhere from 15 to 18 days, blended in January and aged in foudre and 1-2 years old barrels from Bordeaux grand cru for one year before bottling

Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential  Up to 25 years

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