Tuesday, May 2, 2023

2020 Chateau Pineraie A&E Cahors

New Cahors in stock! Great French Malbec!
2020 Chateau Pineraie A&E Cahors....$16.99
85% Malbec - 15% Merlot

As expected from the best terroirs of Cahors, the birthplace of the Malbec grape, the wine is made of a powerful elegance between vanilla and ripe fruit laced with violet floral aromas on the nose as well as peppery spice and roundness on the palate. Dark purple in color with flavors of blueberry, blackberry and cassis surrounded by a nice toasted spice that rounds out the wine. Nice tannins that provide a long finish. This wine pairs best with cassoulet, duck confit, braised game meat,, sausage, grilled venison or lamb chops as well as fattier fish like salmon and poultry with dark meat. In addition to these meat pairings, consider foods with richer sauces and more vibrant flavors.
A&E stands for Anne & Emmanuelle as the sisters had the idea of blending Malbec with Merlot in order to create an elegant wine full of fruit and spices. The grapes are fermented separately before blending and bottling. This is a great representation of what the best grapes from the Southwest of France can do.

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