Vignobles Pelvillain, Inspiration, Plot 7.9 Cahors 2014, France
Tasting Note: This malbec from Cahors is done in a tart, red style that’s different from the ripe-fruit style you’re likely familiar with from Argentina.
Deep purple to ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black currant, red cherry, red plum and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied malbec expresses tart red fruit on the attack followed by grippy, medium-plus tannin that emerges mid-palate through to a slightly, under ripe, red-fruit infused finish.
Yep, this is malbec the way they do it in France – something to sample to see if you like.
Bottle Note: Grower Didier Pelvillain, comes from a family involved in winemaking since the 19th century. Number 7 is defined as the symbol of the interaction of human life, laws of nature, and a clear-headed passion for wine making. “7.9” is the plot number from where the grapes have been harvested.
Importer: Tri Vin Imports Inc., Mount Vernon, New York
Tasting Date: December 19, 2016