Cahors has been an established winemaking area for centuries and a Latin manuscript from 1456 shows that the Burc family were already land owners around Cahors at that time. 5th generation vigneron Jean-Luc Burc now shares the running of this 50 hectare estate near Puy-L'Évèque with his daughters, Anne and Emmanuelle. They produce individual and characterful wines from their various vineyard parcels which encompass all of the classic terroirs of the region, both on the renowned terraces of the Lot and upon the limestone plateau above. The estate's old vines are carefully managed according to the principles of lutte raisonneé and the Burc family has obtained Terra Vitis certification for its sustainability work at Château Pineraie.
Chateau Pineraie Cahors 2018
Intense notes of ripe blackcurrants, cassis liqueur and mulberry herbal aromas; a little oak comes through on palate, with medium body and firm tannins. lovely saturated Malbec tones with a juicy Merlot fleshiness.
Cahors is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) (Controlled designation of origin) which forms part of the South West France wine region. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and which is known locally as “Côt”, “Côt Noir” or “Auxerrois”.” Here it is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat.