Chateau Vincens L'Instant Malbec 2010
Cahors is the capital city of the Southwest French Arrondissement where they used to bring the wines to Bordeaux for export. This region is still fairly undiscovered wine country, as generations of Bordeaux merchants wrote off the wines of this area as awkward, large, tannic reds of little to no character; obviously this is far from the case, as the finer Cahors reds are as elegant, ageworthy, and enjoyable as their better known cousins from downriver.
Harvested from vines growing high in the Cahors region of Southwest France by the Vincens family. The vineyards located mostly on limestone slopes and clay-limestone soil over an expanse of 33 hectares. L'Instant is a delicious example of balance of fruit and earth that French Malbec can attain. The Vincens family ha been rooted in the region for several centuries but its history mingles with that of Cahors wines in the early twentieth century. It is a story of a family of winemakers which commenced in 1919 by purchasing their first vineyard in the hills overlooking the Lot valley. For three generations, bit by bit, year by year each of them has contributed to the expansion of their holdings. Today their wines are some of the best examples of ,classic style, from Cahors region.