Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
- Organic Wine -
A tad of spicy chocolate oak vs lusher and grippier mouthfeel; again has that dark vs crunchy fruit thing then big, firm and tight finish; needs 2+ years to mellow.
Created in 1999, the Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve is the result of the association of two talented oenologists and winemakers: Matthieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve. Both took over a 5 hectares estate in Prayssac near Cahors which was planted with old vines of Malbec (also known under the name of "cot") and started making wines, well determined to produce genuine wines. Their very first vintage was the cuvées Les Laquets, which follows the principles of Biodynamic, but Matthieu and Catherine soon extended the range of their wines.
Several years later, the talented duo still operate together and has enlarged the estate to 15 hectares of vineyards with other grape varieties such as Merlot, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. The soils of the domaine are variously composed of: clay, limestone, calcareous gravels or siderolithic tertiary. Some plots are settled on the terraces overhanging the Lot river. Everything is natural and biodyamic in the vineyards, allowing to obtain perfect grapes that will translate perfectly the qualities of the Cahors terroir.
Passionate and perfectionnist, Matthieu and Catherine are definitely the future of the Cahors appellation with wines that express the antithesis of the rustic style wines of the region. The winemaking is precise and accurate like a Swiss watchmaker, giving us the pleasure and the chance to taste elegant, smooth and aerial wines that truly express the terroir and that have an incredible ageing potential.
After several years of patience and hard work, Catherine and Matthieu are now recognised as one of the leaders of the appellation Cahors by professionals (Sommeliers, Restaurateurs and Journalists).
Matthieu says: “a wine should have depth and minerality to ensure honesty and authenticity. The wine must be round, elegant and digest…”
Certified organic and biodynamic by Ecocert
|Grape Variety||100% Malbec|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Spectator||88 Points|