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Chateau de Mercues Vassal De Mercuès

Country

France

Region

Southwest France

Sub-Region

Cahors

Producer

Chateau de Mercuès, Georges Vigouroux

Vintage

2016

Composition

85% MALBEC, 15% MERLOT

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Château de Mercuès Malbec wines are noble. Georges Vigouroux renovated the château to restore it to its former glory and to qualify it for the Relais & Château network.

TASTING NOTES

Le Vassal de Mercuès is a brightly colored wine. The nose has complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth, it is medium bodied with very elegant tannins. The concentration makes it long on the palate with peppery and spicy tones.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Vassal goes extremely well with blanquette of chicken flavored with saffron, pâté of duck foie gras with bitter chocolate, or fillet of veal with piperade or grilled aubergines.

VINEYARD

The vineyard is planted in a superb silty-clay terroir ideal for growing. The parcels are located on the third terraces of the Cahors Valley.

VINIFICATION

The vinification of this second wine of château de Mercuès is conduced with a traditional method and very rigorously. It is followed by an aging of 10 month in stainless steel tanks.