Wine region Cahors
The Cahors wine region is located on the banks of the River Lot around the attractive historic town of Cahors which, coincidentally, has the same name. In contrary to the other regions above, growing wine in this region has been rather difficult and with many struggles. It is known that the production of wine started during the 7th century in this region. In the 19th century a disease his the area causing the loss of almost all vineyards. No quality wines were produced in the region before World War II. This changed after the year 1947 but due to severe frost in 1956, almost all vineyards were destroyed again. After this year, the vineyards were replanted with the Auxerrois, better known as Malbec. In the region they are also called the "Cot" or "Pressac". The quality is excellent and in 1971 Cahors received its appellation control status. The colour of these grapes is dark red, almost black. The typical aromas of the Cahors are those of red and black fruit (especially blackcurrant and black cherry). Wines from Cahors are very concentrated and have a strong taste, which makes them a perfect match for hearty dishes based on red meat or pronounced herbs.
Visit wine regions during the holidays
You can visit the wine regions in various ways. There are marked routes that you can follow either by car or bicycle. Take a walk cross a vineyard and create an intimate connection with the wine merchant. He will be happy to speak to you outside the busy harvest time. If you come across the sign “degustation” you are welcome to go in and enjoy the wine tasting.