Friday, January 30, 2009

Chateau Paillas in New York

logo beacon winesIf you're living in New York, you can now find Cahors wine Château Paillas on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
The vintage 2005 is available in the shops of Beacon wines & spirits or on its website
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do you know French Paradox ?

cahors wineThe French Paradox is the observation that we, french from South-West France, suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease. It has been suggested that red wine consumption is a primary factor in the trend, particulary because of a phytoalexin called Resveratrol. This theory was expounded in a 60 minutes broadcast in 1991.

One potentially highest and delicious source of resveratrol is wine made from the thick-skinned malbec grape, the main variety in Cahors wines.

Château Paillas vintage 1996 was the test wine used in an experiment by Erik Skovenborg in 2000 (and published by the American Heart Association) to examine the isolated and combined effects of red wine solids on mature atherosclerosis-prone apoE deficient mice... And why ? The chosen red wine was selected for its high content of phenols, and the fact that it is not matured in oak tree barrels, which could add additional oak specific phenols to the wine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Château Paillas on

logo you're living in United Kingdom, you can find the Château Paillas vintage 2002 now available online among best Cahors malbec wines, on

"We like Cot (Malbec) a lot. The Paillas with its frisky tannins and gentle figginess is our summer Cahors drinking like a dangerous dream at the moment. The domaine is situated on the Floressas plateau and benefits from excellent terroir."

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

"The France Show 2009" in London City

wine theater london french show 2009Last january 2009, 9th, 10th and 11th took place The France Show in London city .
Among the visitors, about 600 attended a wine tasting at the AOC Cahors "Wine Theater", and moderated by Laurent Marre, french specialist of Cahors Malbec wines.
For this event, entitled "Cahors, The Original Malbec", only the wines available yet in United Kingdom were tasted and so of course the Château Paillas.
We presented our vintage 2002, and here are the comments of Laurent Marre:

"Purple color reflections violine, crystal clear. Nose of fruits in the notes of jam, cherries, licorice a little woody. Mouth supple attack and silky tannins, black candied fruits, at the end of mouth licorice. The flexibility of this wine will be interesting associated to a fish in sauce."

Two interesting points: first the nose "little woody" of Château Paillas wines, found regularly in tastings while ageing is entirely made in stainless steel tanks are due to terroir. And then the "surprising" pairing of vintage 2002 with fish, as already noted Philippe Faure-Brac (the world's best sommelier 1992) at the tasting of wines of Cahors organized by the International Sommelier Journal on 4 February 2008.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy new year 2009

happy new yearAll the Château Paillas team wishes you a

GOOD VINTAGE 2009! ...