The cultivation and vinification
Most plantations in the Cahors Appellation have average density of 4,000 vines per hectare, but at Château de Mercuès plantation density reaches 6,666 vines per hectare for half the vineyard, as high as for the great Medoc wines. This is particularly favourable for the Malbec grape, which has been grown in Cahors for more than 2,000 years. It reduces yield per stock and increases the quality of the wine, giving it very high concentration and ageing potential.
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We combine the best modern methods and an age-old tradition, using first-rate stainless steel vats, monitored and optimised temperatures and slow vinification for the best extraction of tannins. Ageing is done for 12 months in meticulously chosen oak barrels. The wines are estate-bottled and aged on the premises.