This wine is a history lesson in a glass. Cahors is one of the oldest wines produced in Europe and Clos La Coutale is one of the region’s oldest domaines that was founded before the French Revolution!
Malbec generally goes by the name Cot in France’s South West and Loire Valley appellations.
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Although Cahors doesn’t always get the love it deserves, this historic French appellation’s roots run deep. A former commerce center during the Middle Ages, this southwestern French area became regarded for its inky, dark-hued wines, most of which were produced from the Tannat or Malbec (referred to as Cot locally) grapes. Clos la Coutale calls this medieval appellation home – and has since before the French Revolution!
Spearheaded by the dynamic Philippe Bernède, Clos la Coutale farms approximately 60 hectares of vines on the hillsides of the Lot river. Ideal exposure and ample daytime sunlight protect against frost, and the combination of clay and limestone soils creates a perfect home for cultivating Malbec and Merlot, the blend from which his flagship wine is made. Contrary to the Malbecs of Argentina, these dark-hued wines are rustic, ageworthy, and unbelievably food friendly, especially when savored along southwestern French cuisine. For your next steak frites or cassoulet at home, look no further than these historic and structured wines.
This Cab is grown on a west-facing slope, above the fog line, on the northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA. The palate is dense and complex, marked by a long and polished finish. All we can say is, there’s a reason this graces the wine list at the French Laundry.
Organic farming practices, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and only 1,000 cases produced.
This world-class red wine from Emidio Pepe is the benchmark bottle for Montepulciano produced wordlwide. Expect a rich (yet not overripe by any means), multidimensional wine that seriously overdelivers. Major wine publications have anticipated that this wine will reach its peak drinking window from 2013-2028 – meaning now’s the time to jump!
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no fining/filtering and no added sulfites.
This rustic Pinot Noir hails from a premier cru climat just west of Gevrey-Chambertin. The palate is medium-bodied with rich and concentrated flavors, nice acidity, and integrated tannins. Aged for 19 months in barrel (50% new oak). Only 50 cases produced.
Like all of Burguet’s wines, this bottle is produced from organic (converting to biodynamic) fruit, native yeasts, and is bottled unfined / unfiltered.
This full-bodied yet vibrant Barolo is definitely one to lay down in the cellar, though we wouldn’t blame you for popping it now and enjoying with a hearty Italian-inspired feast amongst friends. Voerzio wines are deemed some of the most textured and deeply flavored expressions of Nebbiolo in all of Barolo.
By law, wines labeled as Barolo must age for three years prior to release, 18 months of which must take place in oak.