Friday, November 21, 2008

The harvest : running off and pressing

marc of chateau paillasAfter alcoholic fermentation is achieved, we completed the running off in evacuating the wine from the tank by gravity. Marc (a mixture of seeds and skins) remained in the tank must be pressed to extract the "press wine".

More tannic, containing more lees and organic, it must first be clarified before being blended.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2nd International Malbec days in Argentina

international malbec daysAfter the success of the First International Malbec Days in Cahors, last April, it was up to the city of Lujan de Cuyo in the beautiful Mendoza wine area in Argentina to host Malbec producers around the world on November 2008, 26th, 27th and 28th.

A french delegation will travel to Argentina to participate in demonstrations and tastings held at the feet of the Andes mountains and the wines of Château Paillas will of course be there.

More information on the website of the city of Lujan de Cuyo: http://www.lujandecuyo.gov.ar/