GC Cahors 2009
Area of production : AOP Cahors
Soil and climate : The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: The terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, give straight wines with fine tannins, while more powerful and dense wines come from soils composed of clay, sand and a large quantity of pebbles.
Grape varieties : 100% Malbec
Climate conditions : 2009 has combined the best climate conditions that can be desired for a vintage. The harvest has taken place under a dazzling sun, after a dry and hot summer.
Type of winemaking : Grapes are hand picked and sorted. Harvest is fully destemmed. 40 days of fermentation and maceration in 500-litre oak vats, with regular punching down of the skin cap at the beginning of fermentation for extraction of colour and tannins.Type of ageing Malolactic fermentation is followed by 24 months of ripening in the same oak vats. Bottled without filtering.
Tasting notes :
If the Gault & Millau described the GC 2008 as being a “magic”
wine, 2009 should be considered as being “cosmic”. Let’s
only spend few words on its colour, that’s as black as a Malbec from
Cahors should be and go on to have a look at the bouquet… Already
rich and complex, full of red and black fruits, with violet and mint again,
but also cedar wood, white pepper and cocoa beans. Both fresh and mellow,
with silky tannins that overlay the entire palate, you will find the
characteristic minerality of the GC, pairing with endless length. It will
be the guest of honour at your table for many years to come.
Under appropriate conditions of use and storage (10/15°C and a hygrometry above 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 20 years.
Food recommandation : You can appreciate this great wine with: grilled beef, an entrecôte, a stew venison, cassoulet, foie gras, confit de canard, game, roasted poultry, boudin, goat's cheese...
Medals & prices :
Wine Spectator (USA) > 93 pts
Wine Enthusiast (USA) > 94 pts
Vinum (All-CH) > 18/20
Bettane & Dessauve (Fr) > 17/20
Le Guide de la RVF (Fr) > 18/20
Le Guide Hachette (Fr) > 1 star