Domaine Lo Domeni
VENDÉMIA 2014 AOC CAHORS
Vendémia, the other 100% Malbec wine, originates from older vines (up to 45 years) meticulously hand harvested and located in the 3rd terrace on the right bank of the river Lot. Black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry) and pine notes on the nose; on the palate this wine is spicy with a good warmth without being alcoholic. Coating tannins displaying here the classic iron fist in the velvet glove showing a full bodied wine, but not fat or neither wrapped by the oak ageing process. The minty freshness of the finish enhances the balanced alcohol level. The Vendémia cuvee vinification starts in big casks with manual pigeage and a month long fermentation, then is aged for one year in oak barrels that have been used on one or two previous millésimes. It has the necessary structure to balance the excellent fruit foundation. Vendémia fits into the mid-level, “Feisty & Powerful” Cahors marketing strategy.
This is the Wine Enthusiast review on 2012 vintage rated 89 points and written by Roger Voss: “Wood-aged and ripe, this is a solid, tannic wine. With mint over black fruits and firm new wood flavors, it will need to age. It is powerful on the palate from all the wood tannins and dense structure. Drink from 2017”.