Notes from Dynamic Vines:
"Matthieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve created Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve in 1999. Both winemakers and oenologists, they took over a 5-hectare estate in Prayssac, near Cahors, and planted it with 40-year-old Malbec (or “cot”) vines. Using biodynamic principles, they set out to make wines that genuinely reflected their place of origin. Their first vintage was Les Laquet, grown in a soil of red clay and Jurassic limestone, cultivated using biodynamic principles, harvested by hand and crushed by foot. They were aged in barrels for 12 to 22 months before being bottled without filtration.
The estate is made up of 15 hectares of vineyards; Malbec is planted alongside other grape varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Gamay. The domain has a wide range of plots with different soils - clay, limestone and calcareous gravel. Some plots even overhang the River Lot. Tasting a wine from Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve allows you to experience something truly unique, a genuine taste of the Cahors terroir.
Certified organic by Ecocert although they farm their vineyards biodynamically and plan to become certified by Demeter in the near future. Everything they do in the vineyard is done to attain balanced soils that produce the best ripening conditions for the grapes to make harmonious, aromatically complex and precise wines. They consider that wine is the ambassador of the terroir, and a winemaker is an interpreter, thus to obtain perfect grapes that will clearly express the qualities of the Cahors terroir, everything in the vineyard must be natural.
Tasting Notes: La Fage shows the best of both worlds when it comes to Malbec. Full-bodied, dark fruits and spices, balanced with velvety tannins and great freshness."