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Among the oldest and best Cahors wine...

Serge Dubs, the wine-waiter at the Auberge de 1'Il1, voted as the best wine-waiter in the world in 1989, has chosen the Clos La Coutale and added it to his very select wine list.
Many other great restaurants - such as Taillevent and Le Doyen - have also made the same choice. The Clos La Coutale is mentionned in all specialized guides such as Gault et Millau, hubert, Dussert-Gerbert.
In 1989 the Clos La Coutale received the "coup de cœur" award in the Guide des vins Hachette.

"My ancestor had already been awarded a bronze medal in 1895 at the Paris agricultural show..."



Clos La Coutale

Clos la Coutale wine is produced from Malbec and Merlot grapes.
The yield is on average 45hl/ha which enables good maturation and regular quality over the years.
Vinification is carried out in thermo-controlled vats, and regular
"pigeages'' (breaking-up of the layer formed on top of the juice) both ensure maximum extraction of the "bouquet" and the fruit.
Clos la Coutale is then elaborated in oak barrels to obtain a full balance between the tannins and the fruit.




Grand Coutale

The Grand Coutale is an exceptional cuvée which is nurtured throughout production.
The yield is 25 hl/ha, each grape hand-picked and fermented together, in "Foudres'' (huge oak vats) with regular manual pigeages.
Malbec, Merlot and Tannat assembledare then matured in specially selected oak barrels for two years immediately after alcoholic fermentation.
Regular "battonage'' (stirring) produces supple and elegant tannin.
Prized by all the most prestigious professional juries, the "Grand Coutale'' greatly expresses all the great natural factors, know-how and experience transmitted for six generations.


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