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Chateau La Caminade Mission La Caminade, Cahors, France

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Average Price $12 (USD)
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Grape Variety

Malbec – Merlot is a red wine blend of the dark-skinned Malbec and the juicy Merlot grapes. In many ways, Malbec – Merlot can be thought of as a mini-Bordeaux Blend as it shares two of the six permitted grape varieties used in the more established blend. Stylistically, Malbec - Merlot represents New World winemaking; while the marriage of Malbec and Merlot is nothing new in Cahors, many French producers are making this wine in a modern, fruit-forward style.

The blend has become very fashionable in ...more

  • Cahors is a small town in south-western France, located 100 miles (160km) east of Bordeaux. In wine terms it is known for its deeply colored reds made predominantly from Malbec (known locally as both Côt and Auxerrois), with small quantities of Tannat and Merlot. Interestingly, Cahors is the only red-wine appellation in the French south-west to use neither Cabernet Sauvignon nor Cabernet Franc.

  • The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone...more

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