Drinking and Pairing Cahors with Food

Cahors is a small wine district found in southwest France. Cahors produces red wines made from a minimum of 70% Malbec with some Merlot and a little Tannat. The wines are noted for their color and concentration, and were once referred to as "the black wines of Cahors." The Malbec grape provides color and tannin, and was once widely used to adjust those qualities in red Bordeaux. Now, Malbec is more readily associated with Argentina and Cahors.

Cahors is a wine of good acidity, firm tannins, full in body, and with rich black fruit. Pair Cahors with grilled red meat or a rustic beef stew such as daube de boeuf.

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Cahors pairs well with:


Bitter Veggies

South American cuisine

Foods cooked via Roast/Bake

Fatty dishes