This excellent 15 hectare estate is situated at Prayssac in the Cahors region of south west France and has been in the hands of the Jouffreau family for over 300 years now. Only Malbec is grown here from very old vines - some up to 120 years old. Yields are low and the resulting wine is elegant and complex. This particular Malbec is from a number of different parcels, each of which are vinified separately before ageing in old oak barrels for 2 years. The juicy acidity makes this a great food wine.
Almost black in colour with purple hints. Complex aromas of oak, smoke and dried fruits. On the palate, earthy flavours of wild red berries with gamey notes are drawn in by the warm tannins. An elegant and intense red which would pair well with roast leg of lamb with juniper berries, goose stuffed with chestnuts or a simple game terrine.