Clos de Gamot, Cahors 2016Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
The Jouffreau family of Clos de Gamot have been farmers in Prayssac, France since 1290 while the estate's history dates back to 1450! Fast forward to the year 1880, and Europe is in the beginnings of phylloxera, killing most of Europe’s vines. In 1885, Guillaume Jouffreau decided to graft the last of his Malbec vines to a different rootstock, and it works! He almost single handedly saved not just the estate, but the rest of Cahors.
Today, Clos de Gamot is sourced from two parts of the same vineyard. One part are vines 120 years old (dating back to the phylloxera days); the other vines are 40-70 years old. All of these vines are low in yield, but what’s created is sure to be some of the most riveting Malbec you’ll ever taste.