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Chateau Saint-Sernin

Malbec de Calcaire

Appellation

Cahors AOC

Vineyard

Third terrace of soils consisting of Kimmeridgian deposits and limestone.

Most of the vines under the “Appellation” in Cahors are planted on three different soil types on three levels. These vineyards in Parnac, the picturesque village enclosed by a meander in the river Lot, is no exception. Chateau Saint-Sernin has 40 hectares of vines with an average age of 50 years.

Vinification

Guyot pruning. 7 buds on the fruit-bearing and 2 on the spur. Desuckering by hand. Thinning. Green harvest. Maceration on skins for 48 hours. Long and low temperature fermentation in thermo regulate stainless steel vats. Pumping over and delestage. Long maceration with pomace and micro oxygenation. Maturing in French oak barrels for 12 months minimum. Regular topping-up.

Pairing

Fitting for duck breast (Cahors hails from the capital of duck cuisine in France), roasted meats, steak. Also pairs with medium spicy foods and a variety of cheese.