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South-West – Cahors

Clos Triguedina The New Black Wine - Cuvée d'Exception 2013

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WINE ENTHUSIAST

The estate

In 1830, Etienne Baldès planted his first plots on the best terraces of the Cahors vineyard. Since then, the Clos Triguedina has been the cradle of the Baldès family. According to the legend, the name of the estate was given by the pilgrims of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle who used to eat there: "Me Trigo de Dina", means "I can't wait to have dinner" in Occitan "The Baldès family has built up the Clos Triguedina by passing on their know-how, emotions and passions from father to son. Their pioneering spirit identifies them as one of the founding families of the Cahors Appellation (participation in the creation of the AOC, first stainless steel vat cellar in 1976...). Jean-Luc Baldès, with his wife Sabine, expresses all his talent on these unique terroirs and strives to reveal the best of them through a range of high quality wines.

" Jean-Luc Baldès is the leading winemaker in Cahors and Clos Triguedina remains one of the flagship properties of the appellation. He produces wines strongly marked by the terroir, intensified by the search for a high level of maturity in the Malbec grapes. The wines have gained in finesse and natural expression."

Revue des Vins de France

Already certified High Environmental Value level 3, the estate has decided to go even further in terms of certification with the aim of obtaining the label "Vignerons engagés". The Baldès family wants to take into account the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic. Jean-Luc and Sabine Baldès are driven by an ideal: to offer great wines, identified as benchmarks, references and guarantees of quality in terms of maturity of the fruit, balance, elegance and expression of the terroir. To achieve this, it expresses its know-how and creativity through a rich and audacious range of wines that meet the requirements of the greatest. Innovation is at the heart of this range: Innovation is at the heart of this range: the exceptional New Black Wine, made from heated grapes, the essential Probus, the Trilogy of parcels, the surprising dry and sweet whites, and in 2020 the New Pink Wine, an exceptional Malbec rosé aged in acacia barrels...

" Respecting and enhancing the identity of an appellation is essential. The magic of Clos Triguedina is the richness of its terroirs, which allows me to give free rein to my imagination as a winemaker."

Jean-Luc Baldès

The vineyard

"The magic of Clos Triguedina is the richness of its terroirs, which allows me to give free rein to my imagination as a winemaker." "Our best working tool is our terroirs! No good wine without good grapes and no good grapes without good care of the vine and the soil". Jean-Luc Baldès

Located in the heart of the Cahors vineyards in a green setting near Puy l'Evêque to the south-west of Cahors, the estate is nestled between the meandering Lot river and covers 70 hectares. Its clay-limestone and clay-silica soil, similar to the composition of the soil in Pomerol, is ideal for creating great vintages. Jean-Luc BALDES has the privilege of exploiting his unique terroirs in four communes: Puy l'Evêque (capital of the Cahors vineyard), Vire sur Lot, Floressas and Touzac, all of which are enclosed in the meanders of the Lot, ideal for the production of great wines, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th terraces The winegrower's work consists of respecting the character and identity of the terroirs, with a view to achieving perfect harmony between the land and the people, in compliance with the rigorous specifications of the demanding High Environmental Value Level 3 certification.

The vineyard, mostly destroyed by phylloxera in 1877, was then completely replanted. Protected by its microclimate, certain plots were spared the frost of 1956 which threatened the entire rebirth of Cahors. These vines, thus preserved, have for some become centenarians.

The New Black Wine

The name originates from Middle Ages when the winegrowers of the Lot produced Vin Noir or Black Wine by heating part of the grapes. This wine was favored by the English Royal Courts. As a revival of this medieval practice, Jean-Luc Baldès brings back the splendor of this long-forgotten taste by using a prune oven to gently heat the must—a winemaking process which has not been used for centuries.


The terroir chosen for this selection comes from the 3rd terrace of the estate, characterized by clay-silica and clay-limestone soils.

Respect for the environment is at the heart of the approach adopted for the cultivation of the vines, with particular attention paid to the preservation of the soil. The grapes are harvested by hand in whole bunches, then sorted and gently placed on drying racks. Once dried, the grapes are candied by heating them in a prune oven for one night. The grapes and musts obtained are then carefully vinified and aged in new oak barrels for 18 months.

Information

  • Domain Clos Triguedina
  • Vineyard Cahors
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2013
  • Classification Cahors
  • Variety 100% Malbec
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees15°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Opulent nose on dried fruit aromas, concentrated and chewy black fruits and prunes. This New Black Wine shows great complexity with an astonishing variety of flavors and silky tannins. Fresh long finish with a pure and intense pallet.

Temperature

18°

Drinking window

2023-2050

Wine and food pairing

Perfect with red meats and game. Ideal with sweet and sour dishes, such as duck with an orange sauce, Asian and exotic dishes or with dark chocolate.