Cahors

The Lot River serpentines the entire appellation and enriches the soil of the surrounding vineyards.   The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and is known locally as “Côt”, “Côt Noir” or “Auxerrois”. It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat. The designation AOC Cahors may only be used for red wines. There is also some white and rosé wine produced in the same area sold under the designation Vin de Pays du Lot.


 

Producers from Cahors:

Domaine de Cause

 

Serge Coste of Domaine de Cause

Serge Coste of Domaine de Cause


Appellation characteristics:

Max. Summer Temperature

90°F

Altitude
300 m

Main Soil Type

Limestone, clay and quartz gravel

Average Rainfall                                                                                                                                                             

880 mm

Latitude 44° 28′ 30” North

Longitude  01° 26′ 31” East

Types of Grape

Cahors red wine is made from Malbec, Merlot and Tannat.

There is also some white and rosé wine produced in the same area, and it is sold under the designation Vin de Pays du Lot instead.