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Wine Tasting - New Releases French Cahors

Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 4pm-6pm
Trapp Family Lodge
Venue: Trapp Family Lodge
$20.00 fee per person
700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672 (Map) (Set as Local)
Wine Tasting - New Releases French Cahors Stowe Vermont


Wine Tasting - New Releases French Cahors
FEBRUARY 23RD 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We will be tasting new releases of French Cahors, for inclusion on our list. Cahors has had a rich history since Celtic times. The original name of the town was Divona or Divona Cadurcorum, "Divona of the Cadurci," a Celtic people of Gaul before the Roman conquest in the 50s BC. Cahors was prominent in the Middle Ages and saw considerable conflict during the Hundred Years War and the later Wars of Religion. It was also infamous at that time for having bankers that charged interest on their loans. The church in these times said that using money as an end in itself (usury) was a sin. Because of this Cahors became synonymous with this sin, and was mentioned in Dante's Inferno alongside Sodom as wicked. The area around Cahors produces wine, primarily robust and tannic red wine. Wine from the Cahors appellation must be made from at least 70% Cot (also called Malbec, Mabeck, Auxerrois and Pressac) grape, with a maximum of 30% Merlot or Tannat grape varieties. Cahors is a red wine from grapes grown in or around the town of Cahors, France. Cahors is an Appellation d'origine controlee (AOC) which forms part of the South West France wine region. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and which is known locally as "Cot", "Cot Noir" or "Auxerrois". It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat. As a reflection of the character of the Malbec variety, Cahors wine can be rather tannic when young, and benefit from aging. Generally, the style of Cahors wine is often similar to robust versions of Bordeaux wine. There are 4,200 hectares (10,000 acres) of Cahors vineyards. The designation AOC Cahors may only be used for red wines. There is also some white and rose wine produced in the same area, and it is sold under the designation Vin de Pays du Lot instead. The format will be casual, walk around with cheese and bread.

The wines featured will be:

Chateau St. Didier-Parnac 2009
Chateau Gautoul 2008
Chateau du Caillau 2010
Chateau Haut-Monplaisir 2009
Chateau Chambert 2007

A sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk (253-5742 or 800-826-7000) and there will be a $20.00 fee per person.


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