Château Pech de Jammes Blanc 2019 – Côtes du Lot IGP
Grape variety: Chardonnay 100%
The wine story
This small 15-acre vineyard was planted in 1980 and bought by Thomas Chardard in 2009. He is a great friend of Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux and asked for his collaboration for the vines care, winemaking process, marketing and sales.
The Vigouroux family is famous in the region. They have been at the origin of a revival of Cahors wine, destroyed by the 1956 great frost, and helped introduce Malbec in Argentina.
Cahors is famous mostly for red wines, but the domain had a small plot of soil very much like Chablis, in Burgundy, where Chardonnay thrives. So, they decided to try making white wine and it was a success. This wine was aged for 8 months, only 50% in oak barrels.
The vineyard is on a steep clay and limestone slope facing south on the Causse de Cahors at an altitude of 300 meters, the highest in the area. The grapes are harvested as late as possible and have a long fermentation at low temperature. The production is confidential, and every vintage is tailor-made with care and experience.
This fresh and mineral wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif. It will pair well with vegetable and pasta dishes. Also with crab, chicken and salmon
In the Southwest of France, 100 miles East of Bordeaux, Cahors is a picturesque city on the banks of the Lot River. The vineyards are located on the gravel terraces within the meanders formed by the river, among lovely old villages. The top terrace, the best for vines, is called the Causse.
Cahors red wine is the darkest wine of all, with an inky purple color. In the 17th and 18th century, it was called « black wine », shipped all over Europe and a favorite of Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Cahors white wine is still a curiosity…
Fresh and flowery
Round and full, taste of green apple and citrus with vanilla in the end