Cahors is a wine-producing commune located in the southwestern region of France, known for its red wines made primarily from Malbec grapes. The Cahors Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is a designation that indicates that a wine has been produced in the Cahors region and meets certain quality standards set by the AOC regulations.
Cahors wines are known for their deep, dark colour and complex, earthy flavours. They are typically made from Malbec grapes, which are known for their dark colour and full body. These wines are characterized by a high tannin content, which gives them a distinct astringency and a characteristic bitter finish. The wines are usually aged for several years before being released, which gives them a characteristic complexity and depth of flavour.
Cahors wines pair well with a variety of foods, such as grilled meats, hearty stews, and strong cheeses. Historically, Cahors had a reputation for producing dark heavy wines and was known as the “Black Wine” of the region, they were often used to bolster up less substantial wines from Bordeaux.