Causse du Théron, `En Pente` Cahors Malbec 2014
|Producer||Causse du Théron|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Rich & Savoury, Medium-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||100% Malbec|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Hearty French Malbec|
|Food Pairing Guide||Hearty Southern French food - Cassoulet or Confit of Duck|
|Terroir||Terraces of Kimmeridgian limestone|
Causse du Théron, `En Pente` Cahors Malbec has aromas of blueberry and raspberry fruits with structure and freshness, as well as a touch of spice and ripe tannins. Malbec from this part of the world tends to be a little more 'serious' than its Argentinian counterpart, but still shares many of the same characteristics. Great for steak, Cassoulet or Confit of Duck.
After a warm sunny spring, an unusually cool and damp summer followed. Fortunately, this was followed by a warm September and October which aided ripening prior to harvest.
Antonio Morescalchi of Altos Las Hormigas, visited Cahors in 2013 with Pedro Parra, the renowned expert on vineyard mapping in South America, to learn about the origins of Malbec. The longer they spent there, the more they became fascinated by the diversity of the soils, especially the vines planted on Kimmeridgian limestone. They selected two vineyards owned by a local family as the wellspring of their Cahors Malbec project. The name, Causse du Théron, translates to ‘hills of Theron’, causse meaning hill in the local dialect.