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Château de Haute-Serre
Georges 2019
100% Malbec

RSD 3,420

AWARDS

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice (for 2018 Vintage)

VINEYARD

The Château de Haute-Serre stands at an altitude of 300 meters on the historic slopes of the Cahors vineyard. Among the highest densities on the plateau, the 60 hectares of vines are nourished by the singularity of the kimmeridgian clay-limestone soil enriched with blue clay and iron concretions.

 

VINTAGE

2019 will be remembered as a year of drought. Winter was  particularly dry, with almost no rain between from February to April, followed by a mild and humid spring. The summer season was very hot and dry with frequent heatwaves. The warm continental winds were omnipresent during the season contributing to the significant levels hydric stress and resulting low yields, but also reduced the need to treat the vines as often as usual. On August 15th, a life-saving rain allowed the grapes to continue ripening properly resulting in a vintage crisp, taut, mineral and relatively low in alcohol (12.5 – 13%).

WINEMAKING

Rigorous control of vinification temperatures. Aged for 12 months in 400 L barrels before blending. 50% of the volume is aged in vats to preserve its freshness and fruit notes. 12 to 18 months in bottle before release.

TASTING NOTES

It has a beautiful blood red colour. Its nose is complex with a dominant primary aroma of black fruit and subtle hints of liquorice. Its volume in the mouth and its frank attack give way to peppery notes. On the palate, the melted tannins bring elegance and refinement to this Malbec from the plateau of Cahors.

Wine Enthusiast

Elegantly structured, boasting rich blackberry fruits and spice, this wine from one of the Vigouroux estates is smooth and developing well. The tannins and smoky character of the Malbec, blended with a touch of Merlot and Tannat, is sure to lead to a velvet, ripe wine.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Cahors, France

Alcohol: %13.0

Certification: HVE

Aging potential: 8 to 12 years

Appellation: AOP Cahors

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Château de Haute-Serre
Géron Dadine 2018
100% Malbec 
RSD 5,580

AWARDS

93 Points - Wine Spectator (for 2018 Vintage)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2018 Vintage)

VINEYARD

The Château de Haute-Serre stands at an altitude of 300 metres on the historic slopes of the Cahors vineyard. Among the highest densities on the plateau, the 60 hectares of vines are nourished by the singularity of the kimmeridgian clay-limestone soil enriched with blue clay and iron concretions. A place bathed in sunshine from the start of the day... a stony soil with red clay... excellent southwest and southeast-facing sun exposure – in short, an ideal location for growing Malbec. 

 

VINTAGE

The budburst in the vineyard was within the ten-year average. In spite of an overly rainy spring that favored the development of mildew, the beautiful summer that followed ensured an excellent tannic maturity of the Malbec grapes. The harvest period, warm and sunny, offered ideal conditions to obtain an optimal maturity, an excellent concentration and perfectly healthy grapes. The vintage offers maturity, complexity and great length on the palate, as well as a very well expressed typicity of the terroir.

WINEMAKING

Rigorous control of vinification temperatures. Aged for 15 months in 225-litre barrels, 30% of which are new. 30% of the volume is aged in vats to maintain the fruit and guarantee freshness. 12 to 18 months in bottle before release.

TASTING NOTES

The colour is both deep and sustained. The nose is an intense expression of spicy aromas with a hint of eucalyptus that can be found on the palate. The tannins are of great finesse, attributed to its unique terroir. The oak is perfectly integrated and enhances the balance between fruity aromas and spicy notes until the finish.

Wine Enthusiast

Named after the 16th-century proprietor of the estate, this wine is structured, powered by tannins and dark berry fruits. Spice from wood aging still shows strongly, but fruitiness drives the wine forward. Drink from 2025.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Cahors, France

Alcohol: %14.5

Certification: HVE

Aging potential: 12 to 20 years

Appellation: AOP Cahors

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