Château de Cayx vin de Cahors AOC
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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 quality.

Grape varietals and harvesting:
100% Malbec – exactly as for the Gobelins cuvée, the grapes are handpicked and the wine is produced by the whole-berry fermentation method.

Vinification and upbringing:
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.

Tasting notes:
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 finest growths.

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!