The cuvée name is a pun on 'autrement dit,' translating to 'putting it differently'—and indeed, this is a Cahors Malbec that has something different and refreshing to say!
Red clay on limestone base
Vine age40-50 years old
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. 15 to 21 days total for maceration and fermentation.
Elevage12 months in small concrete vats and sandstone jars.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered