Clos Siguier "Les Camille" Cahors Vieilles Vignes 2017Regular price $17.00 Save $-17.00
Malbec from it's ancestral home of Cahors, in South West France. A very impressive wine for the price, it's got a surprising amount of definition and mineral structure around the darker, brambly Malbec fruit.
Gilles Bley, the head of Clos Siguier, can trace his wine-growing roots in this ancient region back over 200 years. It’s in his blood, as is a deep understanding of the Malbec (called Côt in the Loire) on the 15-hectare estate. The appellation is traditionally known for its heavy and brooding black wines that take years to soften; traditionally, these wines were even blended into Bordeaux blends as a way to bolster intensity. Gilles Bley’s vines, by contrast, are on the lesser-known, better-drained terroir, up on the flat terraces above the river. His wines express the lighter and brighter side of Cahors — though we’re still talking rich, full bodied wines.
This bottle comes from the estate's oldest vines (80 + years old), hand picked and destemmed. Aged in 600 liter wooden tanks for two years. We poured this at the first restaurant that I ever worked at in NYC (rest in peace, Rebelle!) and it was absolutely incredible with duck cassoulet. Pair with an array of rustic French specialties: I’m looking at you, cassoulet, veal stew, venison. If those aren’t your staples, a strong aged cheese will do.