Chateau Les Croisille
Chateau Les Croisille, Fine Wines from Cahors
Chateau Les Croisille is owned by the Croisille family who established 7 hectares of Cahors vineyards in the 1980s, but it was until the late 2000s that they started vinifiying their own wines, after pulling out of the co-operative. Bernard and Cecile are now joined by their two sons, Germain and Simon.
The estate has been certified organic since 2013.
There a number of different expressions of Cahors produced, all three that we have selected are 100% Malbec. The first is Le Croizillon which is made from younger vines, with part whole bunch fermentation. The next up in the range is their 'Calcaire' made from a single vineyard on the limestone bluff at 250 - 300 metres elevation then aged in old oak casks. The top of the range is the 'La Pierre' which is fermented and aged in a carved limestone block.
These are all quite remarkable wines which are marked by freshness and liveliness. They are quite far removed from Argentine Malbecs which can appear oaky and heavy, these are incredibly drinkable wines with enough concentration and matter to ensure development over a number of years
Richard Ballantyne MW