Château du Cayrou
Wines of Chateau du Cayrou have an objective: the expression of a grape variety, the Malbec, in its soil of origin, the Lot terraces.
Chateau du Cayrou is a family vineyard of 30 ha located at Puy L'Evêque, Lot 3rd place of interest, in the heart of Cahors Appellation.
The 17th century castle, its park planted in 1856 and its winery over 1000 m² make it one of the most beautiful wine estate of the area.
“Cayrou” means gravel, and the soil is characterized by the high proportion of gravel. This specificity make the soil very draining, which facilitates ripening and softens the tannins.
The vines are 35 years old, 90% planted with Malbec and 10% with Merlot. Malbec is a tannic variety that gives the structure of the wine and Merlot is more round and makes the wine silky.