Clos de Gamot Cahors 2020
Vibrant black fruits, prunes and blackberries with a subtle earthiness. A complex mix of fruits and notes from ageing in old oak.
A full bodied red with beautiful purity, power and elegance. Delicious, yet complex wine with a lively and long finish. This is a special wine, with a lot of soul.
From a winemaking perspective, grapes are sorted when they join the cellar. Each plot is vinified separately, with gentle pumping over to keep a harmonious structure. Wine is aged for 18 to 24 months in old oak pungent with 40 years old foudre (70hl and 100hl).
94/100 Mike Bennie, Winefront "...So much personality and regional verity, and beautifully made too. Unreal. So highly recommended."
Variety - Malbec
Country - France
Region - Cahors
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml
The philosophy of the Jouffreau family is simple: be good farmers. give things time, observe nature, be respectful. This approach has seen vines ageing back to 1885 still producing intense, great fruit. The vineyard is located on the second and third of the Lot river's terraces, composed of pebbles, gravel, and quartz mixed with alluvium of the Lot. With no use of herbicide, the workload on the vineyard is enormous.
From a winemaking perspective, grapes are sorted when they join the cellar. Each plot is vinified separately, with gentle pumping over to keep a harmonious structure. Wine is aged for 18 to 24 months in old oak pungent with some 40 years old foudre (70hl and 100hl).
Jean Jouffreau’s daughters and his son-in-law Yves Hermann have continued to lovingly care for the family vines, with Yves' son now joining the legacy. The tradition continues, with the focus on bottle maturation remaining. “A wine, like a person,” says Yves, “should have a personal story to tell over time.” With the range of vintages the estate offers, it is possible for consumers to affordably capture history in a glass. We’ll drink to that!
Clos de Gamot is vibrant. Violet notes lead, with pure and fresh dark fruits, and approachable crunchy tannins. Skillful use of oak rounds out the package, with a long, persistent finish.
Produced only for outstanding vintage, the Cuvee des Vignes Centenaires is made from +100 years old vines. After careful decanting, notes of plum abound, with generous concentrated ripe black fruits and subtle leather aromas. A wine to induce goosebumps on first sip.
Old vintages from Gamot are bucket list wines. Older vintages such as 1978, 1988, 1990 are outstanding. The ability of Clos de Gamot wines to age and transform over time is exceptional.