Crocus is a partnership between internationally renowned winemaker and Malbec specialist Paul Hobbs and Bertrand Vigouroux, whose family has been producing wine in Cahors, France since the 1860s. Paul's work with Malbec in Mendoza, Argentina brought world-wide attention to the variety, and provided inspiration for new styles to emerge. The Vigouroux family has over 150 years of experience with Malbec in Cahors, where the grape has flourished since Roman times. Crocus blends a single Malbec clone grown on three historic Vigouroux family properties on distinct terraces of the Lot River Valley. These site are, Haute-Serre, one of the highest plateaus in Cahors, Leret-Monpezat, on the middle terraces of the valley slope which produces floral notes and firm tannins and Mercuès which lies closest to the Lot River and adds dark fruit notes, sucrosity and volume to the blends. Paul and Bertrand are excited to bring new world innovation and old world tradition together in redefining Malbec de Cahors.
Tasting Note: Inky, floral and refined with notes of plum and black cherry and sweet oak.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16+/20 (2014)
Food Matching: Cassoulet, Duck Confit