Château le Castellas “Élevé en Futs de Chêne” 2007

Château le Castellas “Élevé en Futs de Chêne” 2007

COUNTRY

France

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Cahors

VARIETY

Malbec

AGE OF VINES

30 years

FARMING

lutte raisonnée

SOIL

argile-calcareous

ALTITUDE

550 ft.

FERMENTATION

Pre-fermentation for 2 days at 8° to extract as much of the fruity aromas of the berries as possible. Traditional 30 day fermentation

AGING

in new and used barrique for 12 months

DESCRIPTION

Chateau le Castellas is a 200 year old family winery located 17 miles from Cahors. They harvest 30 hectares of vineyards on a rocky plateau of clay and limestone. The Roucanniers family remains commited to natural farming without the use chemicals, the same way their family has done last 200 years. This wine comes from 30 year old vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested, and wine is aged 1 year in new and neutral oak. A benchmark Cahors which is supple, round, fat and fruity with a touch of oak. Drink now or in next 10 years.

80% Malbec 20% Merlot