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Georges Vigouroux Cahors le Gouleyant 2013

Georges Vigouroux Cahors le Gouleyant 750ML 2013   
Sku: 999134

The Vigouroux family helped revitalize the Cahors appellation in the early 70s by replanting vineyards that hadn't been properly managed since being ravaged by phylloxera. Gouleyant translates roughly as "gulp-able," and this intro to Cahors delivers plenty of full-bodied berry, cocoa and subtle licorice notes without losing balance through the lush finish. Enjoy the Gouleyant with roast duck or hearty stews.

Tasting notes
Its colour is dark cherry red. Its nose is typical of the Malbec variety with notes of ripe red and black fruits (Cherry, blackberry, Raspberry, etc…). Its mouth is also very fruity and finishes on soft and elegant tannins. It must be poured at 15C.

Wine maker notes
1/2 Le Gouleyant (in French, it means easy to drink) is a selection of the best Malbec grown on the highest gravely and clayey terraces of the Appellation Cahors, situated between the large loops of the Lot River, in the Southwest of France. Its taste is very typical of the malbec variety whose birthplace is Cahors for more than 2000 years. It is the French Original Malbec. This very crispy wine is made according to the method called “Ni Ni”: neither too hot, neither too cold, neither too long, neither too short (Ni in French means neither). It means that the temperature or fermentation is kept between 25C and 28C (less than for the other red usually made around 32C, but more that for white and rose, around 18C). The time of fermentation is about 14 days (longer than for a light red, but shorter than a traditional Cahors fermented between 18 to 24 days). This is the way to get a red wine with very fruity romatic characters and soft tannins, “un vin gouleyant” (easy to drink wine).

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South West France
Regional Wineries:
Clos La Coutale
Country: France
Region: South West France
Sub-Region: Cahors
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
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