Pairing Ideas: This strawberry-laced Malbec is such a delight it's the Ford-Lau house wine of summer. It hits that zone where it's super delicious and affordable for great wine. This is in the more classical vein vs. the natty vein. A patio pounder on its own with a rounder profile yet light on the palate with a pretty pink strawberry hue can be drunk alone or with bbq or a nice summer salad. It honestly can go with nearly everything!
About the family: In 1971 André Berenger came to Cahors from Provence with his wife Sylvie, who is originally from Champagne, and planted their vineyard near Grézels, on the red clay/iron stone soil known as Grèzes. Their two children, Maurin & Juline not only joined them in the family business but brought in their respective spouses. Moreover, Maurin, and his wife, Marlène, are graduates of oenology school. Juline and her husband, Henri, both studied at a viticulture school.
The family tends the 35 hectare domaine themselves. Pruning, the sustainable farming of the vineyards (Terra Vitis certified) and harvesting are all done by hand; a disappearing practice in Cahors where harvesting is now almost exclusively performed by machine.