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Marcel Malbec 2014

Area of production : IGP du Comté Tolosan

Soil and climate : The vineyards are located on the 2nd or 3rd terrasses of the Cahors appellation

Grape varieties : 100% Malbec

Climate conditions : Early bud burst announced a precocious vintage last spring. Excellent weather conditions were favourable to flowering, suggesting a good upcoming harvest.
June and July were wet, with an important number of rainy days rather than high pluviometry. Summer finally began in the first days of August and lasted until the end of October, allowing optimum ripeness.

After a very tense early summer, grapes were finally picked with a smile, in a relaxed working atmosphere.
The wines issue from this harvest show high density, crispy freshness and great finesse. A great vintage for sure!

Type of winemaking : Full destemming
Crushing
Temperature of vinification : 28° C.
Push-down twice a day
Maceration for 15 days
Light filtration before bottling
Storage in a temperature controlled warehouse
Type of ageing Aged on lees for 8 months

Tasting notes : Dark red colour. Very fruity nose, both powerful and elegant.
Very round and soft on the palate with great fruit intensity.

Food recommandation : Enjoy this wine by itself, or pair with cheese, pizzas,grilled meat and pasta.

 
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