Wine Malbec du Clos, Cahors AOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase Malbec du Clos, Cahors AOC, 2012
Wine of deep dark purple, almost black color.
Taste wine complex, multi-layered, with notes of black fruit, nuances of cedar, pepper and spices, elegant tannins and a very long finish.
The wine has a rich aroma with notes of dried fruit and black berries, complemented by nuances of licorice and sweet spices.
Wine is perfect for spicy dishes of duck, as well as chocolate desserts.
"The New Black Wine" - French wine with an unusual thick ink color, which is the reason of the name of wine. In the Middle Ages, the period of its appearance, the wine is almost black color were at the peak of his popularity, afford such a wine can only wealthy people. Vinification of wines was quite a complicated process - for the ink color had to heat the grapes or must itself. "Ze New Black Vine" - a very rare wine that is produced in limited quantities. Yields are in the moonlight only from the best plantations in the region. This tradition borrowed from the legend, which refers to the peasants who have stolen from the fields of Louis XIV grapes from which they were able to get excellent wine. Harvested fruits in podvyalivayut termoustanovkah for making prunes for 1 night. When using traditional vinification methods: production takes place in steel tanks at a low temperature, and aging of the wine takes place in oak barrels and lasts about one and a half years. Wine storage capacity is at least 20-30 years.
Company History Clos Triguedina (Clos Trigedina) dates back to 1830, when Etienne Balds planted his first vineyard in the region of Cahors, taking the best terraces Lot Valley. In 1877, the vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera in part, but then they were transplanted and regenerated. 1956 remembered the extraordinary cold, when it was decided to keep only the very old vines. Rene Balds - winemaker with years of impeccable reputation, who participated in the creation of the first Cahors wine syndicate. He was also the most sought-after expert in the field of transplant seedlings.
Jean-Luc Balds - representative of the eighth generation of the family, a passionate grower-enthusiast who is constantly in search of innovation. It is they who in 1976 began to be used stainless steel tanks. He also doubled the area of ownership of real estate, and in 1999 built a modern cellar volume of 600 barrels of French oak. As a creative winemaker, he developed a wide range of wines, which include traditional red wine - "Clos Triguedina", "Prince Probus", "Balmont", "Domaine Labrande", as well as innovative range of wine Vin de Lune, the harvest for which produced by moonlight.