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CAHORS French Wine Guide / Tasting of French wines, Route

To travel through this not very well known region means of course to penetrate into the secrets of the elaboration of the liquid gold, in undulating landscapes full of vines that spread under the weight of their fruits; but also to travel to the Middle Ages and discover cities anchored in time, to glimpse gothic spires that rise vertically towards the sky like the bubbles of champagne.

And if champagne runs through the veins of the earth – kilometers of cellars dug underground – water runs through the skin of its green and wooded landscapes. Navigable rivers and more than 10 thousand hectares of lakes and reservoirs, populated by a multitude of birds and surrounded by spectacular landscapes, are the unique environment where you can enjoy a river cruise, practice all kinds of water sports, savor the natural life observing the fauna or dedicate yourself to rural tourism walking along one of the many routes in the area.

It seems as if this region is used to miracles. Long before wine was transformed into stars, divine power was established in Reims. It happened in 496, during the baptism of Clovis, King of the Franks. This event marked the city, which became the place of coronation of the kings of France.

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We had tasted in previous trips the wines of Fronton, located in the south of the department, already looking towards the valley of the Garonne and Toulouse. This time it has been our turn to discover the incredible wines of the Cooperative Winery of Vignerons du Quercy, north of the Tarn-et-Garonne, almost on the border with the Lot department and its capital Cahors.

The white 630 is frankly highly recommended. The aromas denote citrus and stone fruits such as peach and acacia blossom. The pairing of Sauvignon Blanc with Muscadelle (not with Muscat) in an argilo-calcareous terroir gives this wine mineral notes and a very pleasant silky texture. The maceration prior to fermentation with the lees gives the wines more unctuousness and less acidity. The wine is rounder and silkier.

Again, as in the case of the 630, the grapes are harvested at dawn and the grape pressing includes a few hours of cold pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation takes place very slowly at low temperature, between 15 and 18°C, and then continues with an aging of several months on fine lees. The varieties are Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier, a grape that always adds something to the wines that contain it. The wine is very elegant, very rich and tasty, both in aromas and flavors. The chalky soil helps and adds minerality. A very balanced and daring wine, but one that can please all palates.

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This is the oldest route, launched in 1953. The road runs 170 km from north to south in this region disputed between France and Germany for much of the twentieth century, which gave it a different identity, both in its culture and in the production of wines of the pinot noir, muscatel and riesling varieties.

In addition to Dijon and its valuable historical heritage, along the route you will cross villages that live by and for wine, such as Gevrey-Chambertin; Aloxe-Corton with wineries that produce the Chardonnay variety, Beaune with its famous hospice, Puligny – Montrachet and the final point, the town of Santenay.

If you intend to do this route in its entirety, following the course of the Loire River, you must be prepared to spend a week; because it is 800 km from its source in the Massif Central to the estuary in Nantes.

In such a long extension, producer of 320 million bottles per year, parade all kinds of varieties, such as sauvignon, cabernet franc, gamy or pinot noir, which are presented in the successive wine regions of central-western France, such as Anjou, Loire-Atlantique, Sarthe, Loir Valley and Vendée.

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