2012 Mas del Périé "Les Escures" Cahors

SKU #1152506

Les Escures consists of white clay and limestone soils. While this is the youngest of vingneron and winemaker Fabien Jouves' Cahors, the vines are 25 years old. It was fermented in stainless steel vats for 30 days and then transferred to concrete tank for six months. Textbook Cahors less the rusticity, it has juicy deep plum and black currant fruit, with smoke, cocoa and licorice on both the nose and the palate. Moderately tannic it is perfect with grilled meats and Southwest French cuisine. 13% abv.

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Varietal:

Malbec

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France

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Southwest France

Alcohol Content (%): 13
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