French Malbec, called Cot in the Loire Valley, specifically in the sub-region of Touraine, is more rustic than the young, fruity, or heavy-weight Malbecs from the New World, and produces earthy dark wines with good acidity. This Malbec is lean, tart, and derives its minerality and complexity from the clay loam and limestone rich soils in the vineyard. It has an intense black-purple color with edges of bright magenta. On the palate, it opens with ample acidity, and offers flavors of freshly ground black pepper, spice, hints of leather, black plums, black cherries, and brambles a savory, earthy wine that finishes with moderate, soft tannins.
On rare occasions, a chosen vintage of a wine may sell out or be replaced by a new release after your order is placed. With bottles of wine listed under $15, we will not hold up an order and will simply automatically substitute the wine with the comparable vintage. Please be assured that we will only substitute with a vintage for the same type, varietal and winery.
During extreme weather during the Summer and Winter months we do recommend delaying shipments. We do not like to ship if the weather is above 85 degrees or below 32 degrees. To ensure the safety of your product we do recommend holding the shipment. We will hold in our temperature controlled facility until weather permits.
During Checkout you may Choose the Hold Until Safe and we will ship it once weather conditions are suitable
In this case, we will watch the weather closely and will remove the hold and ship your order as soon as conditions permit. The release dates will vary, and because there is no specified date for delivery, the warehouses will ship it as weather permits. If the Hold Until Safe option is released and your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping notice with the tracking number link.