AOC Cahors. La Royale is entirely produced from a limestone and clayey plot
situated at the foot of the Château. This very special terroir oriented
towards the river and benefiting from a full southern exposure was partly
replanted in 2002. A fairly high density of plantation (6,600 vines/ha)
favours a reduced yield per vine and the production of grapes of better
100% Malbec – exactly as for the Gobelins cuvée, the grapes are
handpicked and the wine is produced by the whole-berry fermentation method.
Vinification, fermentation and 18-months’ ageing in new oak barrels.
This special cuvée is produced only in the finest years. The vintages
currently offered for sale are 2000, 2004, and 2008.
An ebony-black robe introduces a wine with notes of spices and vanilla. The
mouth displays great concentration, power and amplitude. A true “vin
de garde”, La Royale can withstand an extended cellaring, just as the
The 2004 vintage commemorates
the birth of the Crown Prince Christian, grandson
of Prince Henrik. A royal wine to be served for
truly special events!