Cot (COT)

The enologically correct name for malbec. An old variety that originated near the southern French region of Cahors where it is still the specialty. In Cahors, cot makes a strapping, highly tannic wine that could not be more different than plush Argentine malbec. Cot’s parents are prunelard and madeleine noire des Charentes. The latter is also the mother of merlot.

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