GC Cahors 2012

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 : A vintage with exceptional weather. Plentiful rain in spring resulted in difficult flowering and coulure lowering yields. The weather conditions required us to remain alert at all times to successfully contend mildew in our first vintage of certified organic grape production (after three years of conversion to organic farming). The deep rooting of the vines, together with a hot and dry summer finally produced grapes of excellent ripeness. A great amount of work done in the vineyards during the end of August and the beginning of September (leaf thinning and removal of sun burned berries) allowed to harvest healthy and juicy grapes.

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 : Staying loyal towards its evolution of recent years, the GC continues its quest for elegance and finesse. Delicious and tight, serious and harmonious - its bouquet will entertain your nose just as much as its dense and delicate structure will please your palate. It’s a wine for gastronomy, a wine for ageing, which will be as comfortable on your table, as in your cellar.

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.

Medals & prices :
Wine Enthusiast - 96 pts
Guide de la RVF - 16,5/20
Guide Hachette - 1 etoile
Guide Bettane & Desseauve - 16,5/20

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