Grape: 100% Malbec
Region: France> Southwest> Cahors.
Notes: Organic farming,
Description: Cathy and Daniel Fournié of Château Haut-Monplaisir farm 74 acres, 10 of which are classified as IGP Côtes du Lot while the remainder is all appellation Cahors. Since 2009, all of these parcels have been farmed organically, and certification came in 2012. Daniel went from conventional to organic viticulture and in the process became absolutely convinced that the latter has profoundly improved the health of his vines and their fruit.
Food Pairing: Roast beef, duck, mushrooms, strong flavored cheeses, cassoulet, etc.