Most of the vines under the “Appellation” in Cahors are planted on three different soil types. The vineyards in Parnac, the picturesque village enclosed by a meander in the river Lot, is no exception.
- The soil is part clay, part silica on the first plantations, which are protected to the north by the overhang of the plateau, a 200 meters high cliff created by the river.
- The second soil type is a mixture of clay deposit and limestone outcrop, with a pebbly subsoil.
- The third plantations are on scree-covered slopes, made up of both limestone originating from the plateau, and pebbles carried by the river.
Having mostly been replanted from 1965-1975, the vineyard is today at its peak, able to totally express the nuances of taste from each of its soils.