Located 100 miles (160km) east of Bordeaux, Cahors is one of France’s smaller wine-producing towns renowned for its deeply coloured, dry reds made predominantly from Malbec (known locally as both Côt and Auxerrois), with small quantities of Tannat and Merlot.  In fact Cahors is one of France’s only red-wine producers to not use either Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc in its red blends. Being closer to the Mediterranean than neighbouring Bordeaux, summer days are warmer and sunnier, meaning the grapes ripen quickly, which makes for rich, deep flavouring.

Wines from Cahors...