Château Vincens, owned and managed by the young and dynamic Philippe Vincens, has quickly become a leader in Cahors thanks in large part to the viticultural practices as well as their hilltop exposition. The winds are so strong at these higher elevations that the vines remain quite dry and don’t suffer from the mold and rot issues that vines further down the hillsides are subjected to.The property grows primarily Malbec grapes, with some Merlot. The design of the vineyards responds to the innate structure of the land. The ground between the vines alternates between soil and grass – grass retains water and heat, but leaches nutrients. The property uses sustainable farming methods. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and then for some, are put into new and old oak barrels for aging.The wines are lush and pure examples of Malbec that smell and taste like the soil of France. The wildness of the terrain and this lost region of France is obvious in the wines, which is one of the many reasons we love them so much.