Near the town of Cahors (46 Lot, Midi-Pyrenees), overlooking the River Lot and the riverside vineyards of the Cahors AC appellation stands the impressive Chateau de Mercuès
Part of the prestigious Relais et Chateaux grouping, this is not just a fine 4–star hotel and restaurant it is also at the heart of a highly respected wine domaine run by Georges Vigouroux: Chateau de Mercuès
If you are looking for a natural setting, quietness, and to relax, together with the best facilities, this 4 star Hotel is the perfect accommodation for a holiday in Midi-Pyrenees region. Experience the atmosphere of a splendid 13th-century castle, the former residence of the bishops of Cahors, the ultimate choice for your fabulous Midi-Pyrenees break. . On-site amenities include outdoor swimming pool, gastronomic restaurant (serving local specialities including black truffles, Malbec wine and the saffron of Quercy), park with bicentenary cedars, two tennis courts and free wireless Internet access. Combining traditional French hospitality with 21st century comforts, this 4 star Cahors hotel is a sure-fire winner with discerning international and domestic travellers alike. Your Cahors accommodation treats you to high standards of hospitality throughout, but is also a great base for trips and excursions. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff about the exciting destinations which are just a short drive from your door.
The wine: Cahors red wines can be rich and tannic, but the better winemakers such as Georges Vigouroux here make wines which have great depth and mellow tannins producing smooth and rich. No white or rosé Cahors wines, although there are some Vins du Pays du Lot available along the valley.
When Georges Vigouroux, winemaker in Cahors, acquired the Château in 1983, not only did he decide to turn it into one of the finest castles/hotels in France, but he also turned it into a prestigious wine estate with creating a 32 hectares vineyard and an underground winery and ageing cellar under the castle terrace.
The first grapes were harvested in the autumn of 1987. Since this year, each vintage has contributed to make the Château famous worldwide as a flagship of the Malbec grape and a great vineyard of the Cahors Appellation, member of the exclusive “Grands Vins Seigneurs” Association.
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