Château Gaudou Cahors “Renaissance”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is the top cuvee from this venerable producer in the appellation.
- Here you get to experience old vine, naturally farmed and vinified Cahors at its best, with a nice touch of new wood to offer additional weight and complexity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: Hand picked grpaes, five week maceration, 18 months in new oak barrels
Tasting Notes: Purple dress supported purple tints. Typed nose, black fruit, notes and jammy chalky, woody discreet. attack welcoming mouth wide, fleshy, delicious, which effectively coats the solid structure. Everything is in place, good traditional wine.
2014 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
2015 – 90 Wine & Spirits “Best Buy”
Fabrice Durou is the seventh generation to continue his family’s winemaking tradition in Cahors. Aware of the importance of his heritage but carried aloft by the wings of youth, young vigneron Fabrice Durou creates wine worthy of Gaudou’s history combining organic farming and meticulous vineyard management with gentle winemaking that emphasizes fruit expression over wood.
The Gaudou estate sits in Vire-sur-Lot amongst a handful of Cahors’ other most prestigious vineyard addresses – A mythical location referred to as “The Beverly Hills of the Cahors Appellation” by critic Michele Bettane. Most vines on the estate are considered “old vine,” some still on original rootstock being planted as far back as the late 1800’s!
A variety of soil types and exposures within the estate drives complexity in the finished wine, and in addition to our current offerings you’ll see small quantities of Gaudou wines broken into seven single vineyard bottlings. Fabrice has evolved a “Cru” based philosophy with the intention to showcase the unique characteristics of each vineyard block he is farming.