Malbec, Clos d'Audhuy 'Les Polissons'
Clos D'Audhuy is located in the west part of Cahors, in the village of Lacapelle-Cabanac. The 6 hectare estate is run by thrid generation proprietor Benoit Aymard. Benoit only uses organic practices in the vineyard and has now started the process to get the certification. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 150-260 meters planted on an alluvial and gravel terrace that rises from the Lot River. On the plateau (or causse) above the terrace, the limestone bedrock is covered by only a thin layer of soil. Benoit is part of a new generation of winemakers in Cahors who focus on terroir, their goal being to showcase the expression of Malbec on various soils in the region that is Malbec's home.
Les Polissons is 100% Malbec from 30 year old vines grown on limestone and calcareous clay soils. All fruit is hand-harvested and fermented and aged in stainless steel. This generous expression of Malbec is meant to be enjoyed young and fresh: broad berry fruits, great tannins and acidity with no wood aging which keeps the bright fruit character intact.