Chateau Les Croisille Cahors Croizillon (750ml)
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In 1979 Cecile and Bernard Croisille rented an abandoned property on the Causses de Luzech to cultivate vines. Their children have since come on board to look after the 30 hectare domaine and have brought with them a sense of innovation and desire to take risks all while respecting traditional winemaking and encouraging the terroir to speak through the wines. They are member of Vignerons de Nature.
This wine is made from 100% Malbec grapes growing on clay sand soil. The average age of the vines are 30 years old. The wine is vinified with minimal extraction, whole cluster fermentation and a short maceration before ageing in oak barrels. This is an easy drinking and fresh style of Malbec that can be enjoyed now.
This 100% malbec from Cahors showcases the lighter side of the grape eschewing the heavy extraction and oak use common among the Argentinian malbecs available in Canada. The grapes are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides on a mixture of limestone and clay soils. The wine is fermented in whole clusters and undergoes a short carbonic maceration before being aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks. The resulting wine is delightfully fruit-driven and drinkable with aromas of black raspberry, violets, and dark cocoa and also boasts an elegant silky texture and soft tannins. This is a wine that’s as comfortable on the coffee table as the dinner table and you owe it to yourself to see the other side of this well-known grape.