Bois Carmin

Valérie Courrèges

Bois Carmin
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Cahors AOP

Variety

100% Malbec

Viticulture
Soil type

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

Vine age1982
Vineyard size22 hectares
Vinification

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
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