The Cahors vineyards are planted on the alluvial terraces of the Lot and the chalky plateaux above them. The geological evolution of the soils has produced a broad range of terroirs, giving the Cahors wine its well-known complexity. Using its expert knowledge of the wines of Cahors, RIGAL has created three unique cuvees to make you discover the exceptional diversity and richness of this region. At the bottom of the Lot valley’s cliffs, steep slopes of calcareous rocks result in “Pierres Blanches” with its unique complexity. The vineyard’s aspect helps develop the tannin structure of this wine. “Les Pierres Blanches” is a fruity and spicy wine with silky tannins and aromas in the mouth dominated by notes with a mineral quality.
Pre-fermentation cold-soak (to 7°C). Traditional vinification, 40 days on skins, malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel.
Aged in french oak barrels for 12 months.
Eye: Dark, black color with a nice richness.
Nose: Intensely fruity in the beginning, powerfull with minerally notes that develop with a second whiff.
Palate: Straightforward, well-balanced, solidly built, aromatically complex spicy fruit, which is dominated by a pronounced minerality. The structure of the wine is defined by tannins that are characteristic of this type of wine.
To serve between 18 and 20°C with steews, meat that has been grilled or served with a sauce, and cheeses. Ageing potential 6 to 8 years
Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard
French Oak Barrels
At the bottom of the Lot valley’s cliffs, steep slopes of calcareous rocks.