Chateau Gautoul Cahors
Location: Commune of Puy l’Eveque
Vineyard size: 20 hectares
Soils: 5 types: silt, clay, limestone, sand and stony according to the respective parcel
Climate: Influenced by the Lot River as well as by the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
Average age of vines: 35 years
Altitude: 100-140 meters
Vineyard practice: lutte raisonée
Harvest dates: 17-27 September
Yield: 40 Hectoliters per hectare
Vinification: in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation: in tanks at the finish of the alcoholic fermentation.
Maturation: 100% in barrels for 18 months, 44% new, 46% 1 year old
Bottling: August 2013
Total Production: 3000 cases