The Coutale Cahors is undoubtedly a KLWM classic value wine. This deep garnet stunner, predominantly Malbec with a touch of Merlot, has both eleganceand rusticity, juicy ripe fruit and earthy aromas, and bears a velvety finish thatwill only soften with time. Try some now or stash it in your cellar to watchit unfold.
|Blend:||80% Malbec, 20% Merlot|
|Producer:||Clos La Coutale|
|Soil:||Gravel, Limestone, Clay|
|Aging:||Aged in foudre and 1-2 years old barrels from Bordeaux grand cru for one year before bottling|
Today, Cahors’ jack-of-all-trades and Renaissance man, Philippe Bernède, continues the family tradition with both heart and ingenuity. Philippe’s vines rest upon the gentle slopes that rise up from the Lot River. Over the years, Philippe has tinkered with the house blend to achieve a greater equilibrium. Today, the blend consists of 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, creating an intense wine that juggles elegant rusticity with everyday drinkability. Coutale has quite a record of age-worthiness as well and Philippe is not afraid to pull out older vintages of his wines alongside much more expensive Bordeaux. They stand up pretty well! Nothing beats a bécasse or cassoulet with an old Coutale, but a simple steak fits the bill just fine.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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