Causse du Théron, `Terrasse` Cahors Malbec
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The ‘Terrasse’ has ripe kirsch aromas on the nose with hints of candied fruit. On the palate, this wine has fresh acidity and delicate tannins with flavours of ripe blueberries. The finish is long and perfumed.
Antonio Morescalchi of Altos Las Hormigas visited Cahors in 2013 with Pedro Parra, the renowned expert on vineyard mapping in South America, to learn about the origins of Malbec. Digging deeper, they became fascinated by the diversity of the soils, especially the vines planted on Kimmeridgian limestone terraces known as ‘causses’. With the help of friends Leo Erazo and Attilio Pagli, they selected two vineyards owned by a local family as the wellspring of their Cahors Malbec project.
‘Terrasse’, is located in a valley on alluvial soil, and the is fermented with ambient yeasts in cement tanks and kept for one year to mellow.
The ‘Terrasse’ has ripe mulberry, blackberry and spice on the nose with fresh acidity and velvety tannins on the palate. The wine has long, scented finish and the unique ability to display alluring, bright Malbec fruit with a finesse that is unmarred by oak.
Situated in the western part of Cahors in the village of the Soturac, the Terrasse vineyard gives its name to this wine. The grapes are sourced from a 2.5 hectare selected plot in the 12-hectare Terrasse vineyard, which is located in a valley on alluvial soil rich in calcium carbonate. The vines are 40 years old, resulting in a wine of excellent concentration.