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Cahors AC 2011, La Gorgée de Mathis Bacchus
  • 12. Cahors AC 2011, La Gorgée de Mathis Bacchus

    Domaine de la Bérangeraie

    100% Malbec (15% alc.)

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    Bérangeraie’s top cuvée, Mathis Bacchus comes from 35 year old vines planted in Jurassic limestones and marls on the hillsides of Floressas. Vinified in cuve, it was then transferred to new oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and bottled after fining but no filtration in May 2014. The oak is very well integrated, and the wine shows intriguing malbec character of mocha, eucalyptus, bay leaves and cloves. For drinking now to 2022+.

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Winemaker
Maurin/Marlène Bérenger, Domaine de la Bérangeraie
Location
Grezels (with vineyards also in Floressas) 
Size of domaine
20 hectares of which Gorgée is 1 hectare. 3500 bts produced per year.
Grape
100% Malbec
Terroir
Vines in Floressas – 35 years old (vineyard called Les Traversées de Floressas). Argilo-calcaire. South-facing 200 metres above sea-level.
Viticulture
Single guyot. Prune to 5 buds (generally). Grass left to grow between rows. Ploughed deep once every 3 years. Vineyards treated organically – hence no herbicides or pesticides are used. Manual harvest late into October with careful ‘tri’. Yields of 25 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
100% destalked. Indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentations in cement cuve. Remontages and pigeages, judged by tasting. Alcoholic fermentation never exceeds 25ºC. Transferred to 100% new 220l oak barrels (4 tonneliers – medium toast). Malos in barrel. Racked 4 times. Bottled after 22 months. No fining but light filtration by plaque.
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