La tour Saint-Sernin - Grands Vins de Cahors AOC
  • Brand name  : La Tour Saint-Sernin
  • Vintage : 2007
  • Award : Silver medal “Concours des Grands Vins de France” (Mâcon)
  • Color: Red wine
  • Soil : Third terrace. (Kimméridgian).
  • Varietals : 90% Malbec – 10% Tannat

  • Vinestock per hectare : 4000 pieds hectare
  • Yield : 35 hectoliters per hectare

Care of the vineyard : Guyot pruning. 5 buds on the fruit-bearing and 2 on the spur. Desuckering by hand. Thinning. Green harvest. Hand- picked.

Vinification : Maceration on skins for 48 hours. Long and low temperature fermentation in thermo regulate stainless vats (control of the temperature). Pumping over and delestage before D°1045. Long maceration with pomace, with micro oxygenation. Drawn off secondary malo-lactic fermentation.

Maturing : In French oak barrels for 20 months minimum. Regular topping-up.

Tasting : Blackish colour with garnet-red tints. The nose gives off complexe aromas such as spices, dark and red berries, hazelnut, woody torrefaction aroma, chocolate. The attack in the mouth is supple, a mid-mouth well-rounded, very fleshy, well-balanced. A sweet and well-structured final with harmonious tannins. A wine to lay down but can be appreciated at present !

Wine/food : Tajine, leg of lamb, red meats, spicy cooking, game, strong cheese.

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