Chateau du Caillau Malbec Cahors French Red Wine 750 mL
A fresh, fruity red with cherry and lemon character. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. Savory.
90 points by James Suckling, JS, 2020.
Fermentation (28C) with manual punching of the cap.
Maceration after fermentation for 5 weeks with temperature controlled (28C).
Blending wines in January after malolactic fermentation.
50% ageing in oak barrels and 50% in wooden tank for one year.
Racking every 4 months before final blending.
Chateau Du Caillau is produced in the center of France by the Chateau Clos de La Coutale, which has been in the same family for six genera-tions. The estate is situated in the buttress of the Valley of Lot in the Garonne region, approximately 50 kilometers east of Agen. The 53 hec-tares composing Clos de La Coutale are a part of the most ancient vine-yards in the Cahors appellation area.
This wine is perfect for sipping or with meat dishes, tuna (raw or cooked), and firm cheeses.
Deep intense ruby color. Ripe fruit on the nose. Round and mellow in the mouth, this wine seduces with its fruit and well-matured tannins that bring persistence and finesse. Beautiful finish that is both harmo-nious and ampl
30 hectares of planted vineyards.
Soil is composed of gravel originating from the riverbed and of a clayey limestone originating from mountain de-bris.
Green harvest in the month of July.