Chateau de Gaudou 2012 Renaissance, Cahors | Britt’s Wine of the Month 2

The winemaker Fabrice Durou took over the family estate in 2000. The family’s Cahors wines were then known as powerful wines for laying in you cellar. Wines that you should rather not touch the first years of their life. But Fabrice realized that today’s consumers do not want to wait 10-15 years for their wines. He realized that the secret lies in making wines that can be drunk early, but that can also be aged. This is now the estate’s hallmark. The wines are a little less extracted, often a little less oaked. But without losing the fine Cahors fruit that comes from the grape malbec.

This wine is the wineries prestige cuvée made with 100% Malbec. This is a true Cahors that has not made too many concessions to the modern consumer. It is a good, powerful and rich wine. A typical Malbec with lots of dark berries. A good acidity gives freshness. It is excellent to drink now, the tannins are quite soft, but can age without problems for many years. If you drink it today, serve it with for instance duck breast or game. Something with a lot of taste. Approx. 15 euros.

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Chateau de Gaudou, Cahors

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