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K-or Clos Troteligotte, Cahors

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K-or Clos Troteligotte, Cahors

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Tasting Note

A smooth, but dense wine with powerful black plum and berry fruits which are tinged with a herbaceous complexity. Concentrated and spicy, with great structure and a long, firm finish.

Producer Note

The ever-innovative Emmanuel Rybinski is one of Cahor's up and coming young stars. The 14 hectare vineyard is located atop an iron-rich plateau on the southern border of the Cahors appellation and produces predominantly Malbec with 10% of the vines dedicated to Merlot. Since its inception in 1987, respect for the land has been a priority for this family estate and they have passionately committed to sustainable farming practices. In 2014, Clos Troteligotte was certified in Organic Agriculture and 2015 saw the beginnings of biodynamic viticulture. Passionate and dynamic, they are producing outstanding, stylishly packaged Cahors wines from their unique terroir. Pronounced with a French K "ka", their flagship wine K-Or is a play on words for Cahors.

Vineyard

The vineyard is cultivated organically respecting the environment and enabling the maximum expression of terroir. The 25 year old vines are trained according to the simple Guyot method, with de-budding and a green harvest taking place during the course of the year to attain a yield of 40hl/ha. The soil is calcareous-claysiderolithic, which is a red clay soil composed of limestone and rich in iron, a rarity in Cahors. This unique terroir imparts minerality and complexity to these outstanding wines.

Winemaking

The fruit was selected from an individual plot. Micro-plots were then vinified separately. A cold pre-fermentation maceration took place prior to fermentation using indigenous yeasts. A manual "pigeage" or punching down of the cap extracted the colour and flavours, followed by a long maceration under controlled temperatures. The wine aged in unlined concrete vats on its fine lees for 18 months prior to bottling.

Serving Suggestion

The perfect match for a seared steak, roasted venison, aubergine bakes and hard sharp cheeses.

Grape

Malbec 100%

Producer:  Clos Troteligotte
Grape Varieties:  Malbec
Optimum Drinking:  Within 6 years
Wine Style:  Smooth concentrated red
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  Red

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