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Cahors “Gouleyant” Georges Vigoureux

The Malbec varietal thrives in the Cahors area of Southwest France. It’s often referred to as the “black wine of Cahors”.  Be prepared for little bit of a difference if you are used to drinking a domestic Malbec or one from Argentina.  As with most wines from France this is more terroir driven with loads of dark ripe fruit. “Gouleyant” translated is “very drinkable” which describes this wine accurately.  It was produced to be enjoyed now and not aged.   It’s a full bodied wine that is soft and elegant.  Behind all that blackberry and plum is a little spice. This is a dark and earthy easy drinking wine.  Bring it on a ski trip after a day on the slopes or save it for one of those freezing cold fall nights when you dig out the crock pot for the first time.  It can stand up to many foods especially something hearty like a stew or casserole. If you lean towards dark fruit red wines give this region a chance.

Available through Astor Wines

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