Pigmentum Malbec

Pigmentum Malbec

WINE ESTATE

  • Pigmentum is a Latin word meaning “thing that gives color”, the origin of the English word “Pigment”. Therefore, Pigmentum reminds us the Roman origins of our wines as well as its very dark color, which is the main character of the Malbec. This cuvee is made from Malbec grapes that grow in the area of Cahors, bordering the “Lot” river.

SOIL

  • Outstanding graveled soil generated by the river “Lot”.

GRAPE VARIETY

  • 100% Malbec.

WINE MAKING

  • Traditional vinification aimed at the extraction of elegant tannins and fermentation of about 18 days to concentrate both the fruit and the material.

FOOD PARING

  • Pigmentum is a wine based on the fruit and on the elegance of its tannins. It is a perfect accompaniment for red meat and goat cheese, but it is also recommended to be enjoyed by itself.

TASTING NOTES

  • Powerful aromas on the nose of red and black fruits: raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, which continues in the mouth. Ripe tannins are supported by the fruit flavors. A soft and easy wine to drink now or within two years. Tasting temperature: 61-63°F.
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Product Description

Cahors (pronounced: [ka.ɔʁ]) is a red wine from grapes grown in or around the town of Cahors, France. Cahors is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) which forms part of the South West France wine region. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and which is known locally as “Côt”, “Côt Noir” or “Auxerrois”. It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat. As a reflection of the character of the Malbec variety, Cahors wine can be rather tannic when young, and benefit from aging. Generally, the style of Cahors wine is often similar to robust versions of Bordeaux wine.
There are 4,200 hectares (10,000 acres) of Cahors vineyards.
The designation AOC Cahors may only be used for red wines. There is also some white and rosé wine produced in the same area, and it is sold under the designation Vin de Pays du Lot instead.