Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac', Cahors, Malbec

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  • Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac', Cahors, Malbec
  • Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac', Cahors, Malbec
  • Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac', Cahors, Malbec

Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac', Cahors, Malbec

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Grape Malbec
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruits, Oak Aging, Herbs, Spice, Ripe Firm Tannins, Ageworthy, Refreshing
Country France
Region Cahors
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary VegetarianVeganPractising Organic

 

Indulge in the rich and firm Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac' Cahors Malbec. This robust wine boasts notes of black plum and berry fruit, complemented by hints of wood and spice. With its youthful tannins and firm texture, this wine is perfect for aging. Enjoy fragrant aromas of violet, spice, and a subtle menthol note, all tied together by a refreshing finish.

About the Producer

In 1992, Hervé Joyaux Fabre, a former wine merchant in Bordeaux, tasted a Malbec in the outskirts of Mendoza and was utterly seduced by it. As a visionary, he purchased the Mendoza estate with his childhood friend and they went on to successfully create award-wining wines. In 2015, Hervé and his wife Diane, visited Cahors in France, the original home of Malbec. They were immediately impressed by the diversity of its terroirs, and how much Malbec as a variety had developed and evolved. It did not take Hervé and Diane long to decide that they had to invest in Cahors and in 2017, along with their friends and associates, they became the new owners of the Vignobles Saint Didier Parnac, situated on the impressive limestone plateau of Les Causses. Hervé’s philosophy is very much one of minimal intervention, he believes that wine should be an expression of the fruit and the vineyard; the sustainably cultivated estate is certified HVE. He has won countless awards, including IWC Red Winemaker of the Year in 2018.

Vineyard and Winery

Overlooking the meandering River Lot, the Prieuré de Cénac dominates the valley and the slopes of the Causse. The terroir is distinguished by the limestone plateau, which is covered with clay soils, rich in iron and manganese which nourish the vines and the limestone base imparts elegance to the wines. The vineyard benefits from Mediterranean and Continental climate influences, with long, warm and sunny growing seasons and moderate rainfall which provides the ideal environment for the thick-skinned Malbec variety to reach good maturity levels. The dry climate also means that vines experience slight hydric stress, forcing them to dig deep, strong root systems in search of water, simultaneously increasing the concentration of sugars and phenolic compounds in the grapes. The relief of the Causse protects the vineyard from cold air masses coming from the north. The vineyard is farmed following organic principles; without the use of herbicides or pesticides and is in conversion to organic status. Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac also holds the HVE certificate for sustainable cultivation.

The grapes underwent cold pre-fermentation extraction to obtain the desired colour, aromas and flavours. Fermentation lasted approximately 25 days under temperature controlled conditions, with a final maceration at 28°C. Ageing took place in vats and French oak barrels for 12 months to impart subtle complexity.

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Alistair Montgomery
Full bodied red wine

I have to confess that I have not drunk much wine from this region, so it is difficult for me to rate it within the genre. It is certainly full-bodied and goes well with strong red meat. It is different from Claret though (my usual choice), and one has to adjust to the difference. It though, is a nonetheless enjoyable wine and you should not be disappointed with it.

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Chris W
Big taste, modest price

Very good wine. Full bodied, but not overwhelming as some wines of this type. Great value.