Alliance launches Cahors Malbec

27 May, 2014

Winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs, who has wineries in California and Argentina, has teamed up with Cahors’ Bertrand Vigouroux to launch a Malbec from the region. 

Crocus Malbec de Cahors 2011 is made from 100% Malbec grapes grown using sustainable practices at Vigouroux’s Haute-Serre and Mercuès vineyards.

They were fermented in small tanks with a three-day cold saok, punch-downs and pump-overs, followed by 18 months in 50% new and 50% one-year-used French oak barrels.

It is initially being released to the on-trade and independents by importer Alliance Wine.

Hobbs told OLN: “I tend to think of traditional Cahors as being more rustic – this is a more polished, refined wine from the region. Cahors as a region has been sort of lost in time – we are bringing it to the 21st century.”

He added: “The Cahors region is taking learnings from what Argentina has done – Argentina is the world leader in Malbec.”




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