VDF Carmenet Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve 2017

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VDF Carmenet Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve, biodynamic, 100% Cabernet Franc, full bodied, smokey, hints of leather and earthy undertones. He uses very varied terroir and saw the opportunity to plant different grapes unfamiliar to his region on the terroir that best suits them. He planted Cabernet Franc and also Gamay on Calcareous Gravels. The resulting wine is absolutely delicious. Low yields, natural ferments in concrete and ageing in barrels help to contribute a smooth texture and minerality to the wine.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Cosse Maisonneuve
Country France
Region Cahors, France
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Cabernet Franc
Terroir Clay and limestone (Plateau du Quercy)
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation Grapes are hand-harvested. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in cement tank, and then ageing in old barrels. No filtration, no fining.
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Decades

Created in 1999, the Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve is the result of the association of two talented oenologists and winemakers: Matthieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve.

Both took over a 5 hectares estate in Prayssac near Cahors which was planted with old vines of Malbec (also known under the name of 'Cot') and started making wines, well determined to produce genuine wines. They work biodynamically and the wines have a genuine sense of place and style that is lost in so many of the wines from the region.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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