Clos de Gamot, AOC Cahors, Cahors 2016 / 2017 / 2018

15,50

So traditional, so good. Taste the terroir and the more than 400 years of experience of the Jouffreau-Hermann family, 100% Auxerrois “Malbec

16/20 LARVF avril 2018

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The Jouffreau-Hermann family of Clos de Gamot runs one of the most traditional wine estates in France. Their wine was the house wine of president Pompidou in the 60s, fine elegant not oaky wines to drink direct or keep for decades in a good cellar

Region: Sud-Ouest, AOC Cahors

Millésime: 2016 a few bottles left soon 2017 but only a few bottles! because of the frost, and than the powerful but young 2018

Grape variety and soil: 100% Malbec (auxerrois) Soil, thin Argilo Calcaire layer on limestone rock

Taste: Deep red fruits like cassis and black berries complex and layered. Nice elegant body and good freshness, fine strong tannins, long after taste, when matured truffles, tobacco and chocolate

Wine pairing: Duck, confits or breasts other red meats, game, hard cheeses

Serving Temperature: 16-17 c when matured 18c, big sized red wine glass type Bordeaux. Open 4 hours in advance or decant before serving aging potential: drink now or keep until 2031

Vinification: Natural vinification soft extraction on Stainless Steel tanks on low temperature, maturation on big oak barrels (foudres) for 18 months, local yeasts low in sulphite <70mg total, alcohol content: 13,5% 2017 14% 2018 14,5%

Culture: Lutte Raissonnée, no chemicals used

La Revue du Vin de France: 2016 92/100 La Revue du Vin de France avril 2018, 2017 92/100, green guide 2021 Clos de Gamot has 1 star * in the Guide Vert

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