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Cahors

Château Les Croisille Le Croizillon Cahors 2020

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Country: France

Region: Cahors

Grape Variety: Malbec

Vintage: 2020

ABV: 12.5%

Closure: Cork

Bottle Size: 75cl

Description

Le Croizillon Cahors has aromas of black cherry, raspberry, with hints of leather. The palate is medium to full with lots of juicy black fruit, accompanied with earthy tones and a refreshing mineral bouquet.

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Château Les Croisille Le Croizillon Cahors

Le Croizillon Cahors has aromas of black cherry, raspberry, with hints of leather. The palate is medium to full with lots of juicy black fruit, accompanied with earthy tones and a refreshing mineral bouquet. This is a dry wine which will pair well with fatty meats such as lamb or pork.

The grapes used to create this latest batch of wine from Cahors were sourced from several of our vineyard’s different terroirs, allowing Malbec’s fruity and easily digestible qualities come to the forefront.

Terroir/Vineyards

The Cahors appellation (AOC – Cahors) is located equidistantly from the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains in the middle valley of the Lot. Cahors’ winegrowing region stretches over 4,000 hectares of silica-rich terraces (approximately 9,884 acres) as well as limestone slopes and plateaus, which run along the Lot River.

The wine-producing estate is located on the limestone plateaus in the countryside surrounding the town of Luzech. This terroir is unique due to the fact that its limestone soil reveals traces of iron (Siderolithic).

These deposits vary in concentration throughout our soil and we design our collection of wines according to its pronounced characteristics.

A portion of our vineyard is located in the Luzech Valley, on the gravelly soil of the second terrace. Another superb, 3.5-hectare parcel (approximately 8.6 acres) is located on the third terrace, which also exhibits rocky soil.

Producer

In 1979, Bernard and Cécile Croisille moved to Fages, located in the countryside surrounding the tiny town of Luzech. Their sole wealth was their youthful exuberance, a passion for working the land and a dream of building a life around this passion.

They decided to become tenant farmers of a parcel of land that had been left untouched for years. With much perseverance and dedication the couple brought life back to the land. The first few years were difficult – all of their labor and capital were invested in clearing, preparing, planting and maintaining the first 7 hectares (approximately 17 acres) of vines.

They patiently awaited the first harvest, as the fruits of their labor were not to come to fruition for several years. Finally in 1984, their first yield was brought to the Parnac winemaking cooperative.

Bernard and Cécile remained passionate about performing the job at hand to the best of their ability. As visionary, driven individuals, they worked continuously to improve their technical expertise. Beginning from zero, they meticulously dedicated themselves to enhancing their cultivating skills and constantly questioned their work in order to propel their vineyard to success.

After ten years of working with the winemaking cooperative, their drive pushed them to part ways and undertake the vinification process independently. This marked the beginning of the following ten-year chapter, during which they discovered and experimented with different winemaking and aging techniques.

During this period they worked in association with a neighbouring winemaker and made use of his atelier to complete the vinification process of their superb harvests. Towards the end of the 2000s they ended this association and purchased an old viticulture estate, which they restored themselves and installed their workshop in their newly renovated chai.

Business took on a new evolution in 2008 when their second son, Germain, officially joined the team. The vineyard expanded and started transitioning toward organic viticulture in 2010. In 2012, Germain’s childhood friend, Nicolas, began working with the Croisilles. Followed by Simon, the youngest of the band of brothers, who joined the team in 2015.

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