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The Filhol family has lived in Vire-sur-Lot for 5 generations and has always cultivated wine. It has profited from the expansion oh Cahors's wine to give rise to the Château de Hauterive which it runs.
The latest generation, Gilles and Dominique have been at the head of the business since 1984, when Gilles obtained his diploma of school of Viticuluture and Oenologie of the Tour Blanche. With his father he started a family firm, being by his brother two years later, after Dominique has completed a diploma in arboriculture. Their objectives are to produce Cahors wine which is at the same time authentic and modern.
The Château de Hauterive covers an area of 20 hectares and extends over the second and third terraces of the Lot valley in Vire sur Lot, the most wine-growing commune of the appellation and renowned for the quality and notoriety of its wines. The vines are cultivated with a constant concern for the respect of the environment by practicing a reasoned culture. The soils of various and complementary nature of clay-gravel and clayey-limestone type enjoy a favourable exposure.
Fine and elegant wine with the black bay scents, while passing by odours of Underwood. Balanced very well between smoothness and tannins.
Age of the vine: 30 years
Ageing potential: 8 to 10 years in cellar
Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C. Good match with regional cuisine: Quercy lamb or duck breasts without forgetting the cassoulet or stuffed cabbage
1* Guide hachette des vins, 2012
2* Guide hachette des vins, 2014
86/100 Gilbert & Gaillard, 2015