Stay Wild: 2016 Château la Grave Cahors
Posted on: 11/2/18 5:46 PM
Cahors has not seen excitement in a long time–centuries maybe–but beginning every fall during roast and stew season we’re reminded just how good these wines can be. Take the superb 2016 Château la Grave Cahors, a hearty, rustic red filled with wild dried herbs, black and blue fruits, earthy structure and a touch of savory game. As the temperatures plunge, you won’t regret having this gem from the famed Kermit Lynch portfolio stocked up in your cellar!
2016 Château la Grave Cahors
Note From Importer Kermit Lynch:“Château La Grave stands out as it is 100% Malbec, a rarity here in Cahors as most often the wines are blended with up to 30% Merlot or Tannat. La Grave is an incredible value on multiple levels—it is a hearty, full-bodied wine to drink now and a top candidate for your cellar.
More About the Wine
Château La Grave is the master work of Philippe Bernède. Many of you are already deeply familiar with Mr.Bernède’s efforts through the iconic Cahor staple Clos La Coutale, which he also heads. Unlike Coutale however, Château La Grave is composed of 100% malbec (Coutale has 20% of merlot blended in). Similar to Coutale, Bernède employs stainless steel in fermentation to retain freshness and acidity, then ages the wine in large wooden tanks before bottling. The end result is a full bodied, unpretentious hearty wine that is an incredible value on multiple levels.
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