Chateau de Haute-Serre, the leading Malbec producer in the Cahors region of France has released two vintages through Oddbins both in-store and online.
The ChÃƒÂ¢teau de Haute-Serre Grand Vin Seigneur Malbec, from the Vigouroux estate, has a very dark colour with crimson highlights and a powerful bouquet of Morello cherry, blackcurrant and spice. The fresh and fruity nose is reflected in the palate which has a long, silky smooth after taste.
ChÃƒÂ¢teau de Haute Serre Grand Vin Seigneur AOC Cahors 2012: £18.50
The Lafleur has a very fine nose and dark red brilliance. In the mouth it presents soft tannins, with a concentration of flavours reminiscent of redcurrant jelly. A feminine wine with structure and elegance.
Chateau Lafleur de Haute Serre AOC Cahors 2014: £12.75
The kimmeridgian calcareous stony, clay-rich terroir south-east of Cahors is ideal for vine growing and, under the stewardship of Georges and Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux, ChÃƒÂ¢teau de Haute-Serre has transformed the noble Malbec grape to produce an outstanding Cahors wine in a very personal style.
In 1975 George Vigouroux re-introduced the grape to Cahors which was recognised as a true’Cru’ from the very first release of the AOC Cahors in 1976. The award-winning wines of the ChÃƒÂ¢teau de Haute-Serre are immediately identifiable by their deep ruby robe, aromas of candied red fruit, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and roasted bean, and refined, silky tannins that give a deliciously velvety mouthfeel.
In 2010 the family added a thousand truffle trees to the estate in order to cultivate its own supply of the world famous’black diamond’. Patrons of the vineyard’s own restaurant, La Table de Haute Serre, a modern bistro offering a selection of regional dishes perfectly paired with the Estate’s own wines and the award winning wines from the family-owned hotel ChÃƒÂ¢teau de MercuÃƒÂ¨s., have the opportunity to taste these prize truffles at source.
Haute-Serre is now fully committed to wine tourism, offering vineyard tours, tasting workshops, cookery courses and harvesting workshops. Accommodation is available at the neighbouring 30-room Chateau de Mercues, which stands overlooking the Lot River.
Experience the best Haute-Serre has to offer with the Malbec Discovery package:
Overnight accommodation at the Relais & Chateaux family-owned, ChÃƒÂ¢teau de MercuÃƒÂ¨s 13th century castle with its own prestigious wine estate. Situated a short distance from the historic riverside city of Cahors. Price includes a double classic room with buffet breakfast.
- Visit to the ChÃƒÂ¢teau de MercuÃƒÂ¨s winery with a tutored wine tasting
- Three course menu in fine dining restaurant Le Dueze, designed and executed by Chef Julien Poisot, excluding drinks
- Visit to ChÃƒÂ¢teau de Haute-Serre with a tutored wine tasting
- Three course lunch at La Table de Haute Serre, excluding drinks
Priced from Ã¢â€šÂ¬459 for two people
Tel: (+ 33) 5 65 20 00 01