Cahors, Malbec, Château Labastide Haute

Cahors, Malbec, Château Labastide Haute

The vast majority of the blend is made up of Malbec, known as Côt in this part of France. The grapes are grown on terraced slopes along the River Lot?s valley on a mixture of gravel, limestone and clay soils; these are some of the oldest vineyards in the Cahors appellation. This wine varies slightly in profile from a typical Cahors, as Merlot makes up a small portion of the blend, adding more juicy fruit flavours. The palate is rich and bursting with blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and spicy notes, before finally finishing smooth. Sixth generation winemaker Philippe Bernède adopts a traditional approach to producing this wine, in both vineyard and winery, avoiding using chemicals on the vines. The wine is aged in a mixture of large vats and older oak barrels, prior to bottling.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: South West France
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Producer: Château Labastide Haute
  • Primary grape: Malbec
  • Secondary grape: Merlot
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £8.65
  • Code: 34621
  • Expression: Chilli