In contrast to the fruity wines of Marcillac, the wines from Cahors tend to be quite rich, and robust. Cahors is the home of Malbec (known locally as Côt Noir), though most people today are more familiar with examples that come from Argentina. Cahors vines tend to produce wines that are more tannic and rougher, especially when the 30% that is not Malbec is Tannat, though Merlot is more a common blending grape as the softness tends to temper the Malbec’s roughness a bit. These are great winter wines, full of character and rich enough to stand up to assertively flavored foods.
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