With great skill and efficiency, the Vidal family manages an emblematic property that characterises the renewal of the Cahors AOC. Johan Vidal knows how to give a modern edge to his wines, by giving them smoother, less rustic tannins, all whilst respecting the value and strength of the superb terroir of the third terrace.
Johan is the 5th generation of the Vidal family who started this Château of 30 ha in around 1750-1800. Back then, the Cahors AOC covered over 40,000 ha, but after the phylloxera in 1870, the AOC covered just 4,500 ha. It is certainly going through a revival as a town and AOC, and Johan has been part of this revolution since 1997, which marked the first vintage that he created on his own.
Notes and Reviews
Deep ruby colour with a very approachable fruit note, full of notes of blackberries, cassis, and raspberries intertwined with sweet spices. The palate is rich, soft, and balanced, bursting with aromatic freshness and fruit. Nice length.
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Manual harvest then fully de-stemmed. 3-4 weeks' maceration and fermentation before pressing.|
|Elevage||14 months, 2/3 in concrete vat and 1/3 in 500-litre oak barrel|
|Soil Type||Silicious clay over limestone|