Bois Carmin

Valérie Courrèges

Bois Carmin

Red Wine


Cahors AOP


100% Malbec

The 'Carmin' cuvée—evocative of the wine's deep red color—is one of Valérie Courrèges' flagship Malbecs, and an excellent ambassador for the birthplace of this rustic variety.

Soil type

Swelling, stony red clay soil on top of a friable jurassic limestone bedrock.

Vine age1982
Vineyard size22 hectares

Grapes are mostly de-stemmed, but not crushed in order to maintain the integrity of the berries. Wines are fermented with native yeast in small concrete tanks, sorted by parcel. Moderate extraction by gentle punch-downs or small pump-overs. 20 to 25 days total for maceration and fermentation.

Elevage15 months in small concrete vats and barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered