Vin de France Zinzolin

Valérie Courrèges


Red Wine


Vin de France


40% Malbec
30% Syrah
20% Cabernet Franc
10% Merlot

This cuvée's name references an old-fashioned word for red-purple, classified out of the Cahors appellation and as a Vin de France because of its old-vine blend from Courrèges' premium terroir around Montcuq.

Soil type

Marl soil on limestone bedrock.

Vine age39 year old vines.
Vineyard size-

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. 9 to 21 days total for maceration and fermentation.

Elevage12 months in small concrete vats and aging in sandstone jars
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered