Château De Gaudou
Château De Gaudot Puro Malbec 2018
Producer: Château De Gaudou
Region: Cahors, France
This ancient, 17th century château located about an hour from the city of Cahors is making some fantastic and well-priced cuvées. Winemaker Fabrice Durou has captured the beauty of the Malbec and Tannat grapes while subduing their legendary tannins.
Winemaker Fabrice Durou tends 37 hectares of Malbec, aged between 30 and 120 years. Their site is currently transitioning to fully organic production, and to this end, they use no chemicals whatsoever in their vineyards. Native yeast is allowed to inoculate and ferment the wine in a blend of stainless and cement tanks, resulting in a lean, fresh, gregarious example of Cahors, markedly unlike its brethren. Durou is committed to ecological and social sustainability throughout every aspect of his operation.
Borrowing the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, he speaks to this: "We don't inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."