This afternoon, weather permits, I’ll be in the train to Cahors, in the South West of France. Cahors is a small city nestled between Bordeaux and Toulouse. I have a soft spot for this quiet but dynamic city I discovered two years ago. Cahors is also a Controlled Appellation area and produces powerful and fine Malbec wines. The Malbec grape originated in Cahors and was very popular until the 1956 forst eradicated the vineyard. The producers planted new vines and are now producing fine, elegand and expressive wines based on at least 75% of Malbec. Their wines are absolute gems at attractive prices: for 10 to 15 euros the wine drinker enjoys powerful and exclusive wines worth at least 35 euros in any other Controlled Appellations.
I’m the lucky one who’ll taste wines and talk to winemakers for 2 days. I’ll certainly also have the privilege to experience the other black gem of the area, the truffle. Black wine and black truffle, what a delight! Stay tuned for more details when I’m back.