Clos La Coutale

Deep in the southwest of France, amidst dramatic rock formations and cliffs, the Lot River slowly snakes its way along the valley floor, coiling covetously around the charming town of Cahors. The diversity in architecture serves as a proud historical mark left by many previous generations of inhabitants. Once a former Roman town, Cahors was also as a center of commerce during the Middle Ages that served as an important crossroads for pilgrims on the trail to Santiago de Compostella. Among the many specialties that have brought pride to the region, the constant has been its wine. A.O.C. Cahors is known as the "black wine" of the Southwest--the deeply inky, earthy wines that seem to complement the regional fare of duck (and duck fat!) so wonderfully. Cahors is also the birthplace of Cot, the grape more commonly known as Malbec. The Bernède family is an intricate part of this tradition, watching over one of the region's oldest domaines that was founded before the French Revolution.

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Clos La Coutale Cahors 2016
It’s no coincidence that the dusty-tannined Malbec grape is king in Argentina, the land of great swaths of cattle herds, because it so aptly pairs with beef. In Clos La Coutale’s Cahors from France’s southwest, however, the deep and inky Malbec is blended with supple and juicy berry-fruited Merlot,
Item Number: 30025
Case: $137.40

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2015
" Deep ruby in colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and prune. Fresh finish with mint and vanilla. A classic expression of Cahors in the South West of France, birthplace of the well-known Malbec grape variety. Ideal with pork chops. " ~ Winery notes

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2014
Clos La Coutale is one of the oldest and finest producers in Cahors and their wines convey a wonderful sense of elegance. A blend of Malbec and Merlot that is aged in oak barrels to obtain a full balance between tannins and fruit, this Cahors Malbec is a hearty, rustic red and has everything a savvy

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2013
"Though inky black, this is not the ferocious Cahors of legend (and fact), but an earthy, accessible wine that will give you a sense of malbec from southwestern France rather than Argentina. What’s the difference? Less soft, sweet fruit, more structure, restraint and nuance. Serve this with fatty

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2012
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90Top 100 Best Buys of 2014"There is a smooth, polished feel to this balanced wine. Wood and blackberry flavors come together with mint and thyme to make a ready-to-drink wine. The tannins, while firm, are well integrated. Drink now and until 2020."~RV

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2011
"When we tasted this wine we were greeted by an amazing, sultry nose of ripe berries, flowers and spices followed by roses, ripe plums, raspberries, spices and blackberries on the classy palate. This is a super fine example of Malbec in its most classic French form. It would behoove passionate wine

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2009
 "Modern techniques but respecting traditional methods. All the grapes are destalked and pressed before fermentation in stainless steel vats, each grape variety from different parts of the vineyard being fermented separately. Maceration at 28 C. takes 15 days. The wines are fermented for three weeks