Chateau Les Croisille, 'La Petite Bergerie', Malbec, Cahors AOC, France


Malbec's original home is South West France, not Argentina. The area breeds a less fruity style of Malbec. Medium-bodied, earthy, balanced and very well made. 

Cahors is one of the original homes of Malbec, in fact, the region requires wines labelled as Cahors to have no less than 70% of the bottle as Malbec. Bernard and Cécile Croisille moved to the area and started in 1979 with their winery project, and after a hard few years bringing a forgotten parcel of land back to life, their first harvest was in 1984. Now, things are run by their son Germain, who came on board in 2008 and has since expanded the vines in 2010 and started transitioning toward organic viticulture.

Producer: Chateau Les Croisille

Country: France

Region: Cahors, South West France

Grapes: Malbec 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Status: Vegan, Organic Practice