Château Les Croisille is an organic winery in the southern French region of Cahors. Cahors is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic appellations in Southwest France. Recently, the area has gained momentum within the wine industry, due to the dedication and innovation of a group of winemakers in their thirties, re-energizing the Lot region’s most renowned varietal – Malbec. Château Les Croisille is one of the vineyards taking part in this revolution, by utilizing sustainable farming practices and modern winemaking techniques to create Cahors wines with finesse, freshness and balance.
Armed with a passion for the land, Bernard and Cecile Fages Croisille set up shop in Luzech in 1979. Starting as grape growers, Bernard and Cecile did not come from a winemaking background, and their neighbour taught them how to make wine. 10 years later, Bernard and Cecille made their first wine, and with the help of their family, they renovated the old cellar. This family-run vineyard has been passed on to the next generation and, with this change in leadership, some changes occured in the vineyard including conversion to organic viticulture.
The main grape variety here is Malbec (known locally as Côt), and this unoaked style of bursts with bright red fruit flavours, some blueberries and also offers the typical fine structure and a long fine finish you'd expect from Cahors.