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Châtelet de Gaudou - Terroirs
History : Since 1733 the Family Durou have accumulated considerable know-how and experience with the Malbec. This Cahors is made entirely from MALBEC grapes grown on vines a quarter of a century old and planted on the Gaudou vineyard’s finest gravels.1733 marked the creation of our first wine production, giving rise to the birth of the Durou family vineyard. The roots of the Malbec grape variety have always been at the heart of “Lot Valley”.
Vineyards : 48 acres
Sol : gravel and clay
Middle age of the vineyards : 33 years.
Management of the vineyards : grass, disbudding, thin out the leaves, green harvest (for select green grappes).
Varieties : Malbec
Wine making : modern vinification, cold maceration
Deeply-coloured with purple-blue tints. Highly floral nose (violet, peony) backed by fresh fruit
(blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry). A supple, soft wine boasting savoury freshness. Wonderful
aromatic balance between fruit and flowers. A charming Malbec. (Guide Gilbert & Gaillard)
Keeps for : 2 years
Best tasting : 1 at 2 years
Drink at : 15 to 17 °C.
With food :
An elegant wine which will compliment “grilled” meat , poultry, pasta dishes, pizzas or cheese.