southwest france  Montpellier is by far the most happening place in the sprawling Languedoc region and certainly the wine capital of the south. The city is the focal point of wine academia, research and a new technology mini-boom. It’s also a very attractive base and launch-pad for visiting several exciting wine areas in all directions, with a good choice of restaurants, hotels, wine bars and shops.

Montpellier is surrounded by vineyards, although some not necessarily in the best sites. Overall, this region offers a wide variety of wine styles from everyday rosés to serious reds for ageing. A selection of different Languedoc wines would effortlessly match every flavour and dish on even the most eclectic menu. ellent wine at very competitive prices a force to be reckoned with.




A leather parchment manuscript, written in latin in 1456, proved that at that time the Burc family was already the owner of land around Cahors at the Chateau Pineraie. All this is confirmed by deeds of vineyards from 1663 and 1838. Since then, generations of wine makers have followed on this predestined land. Nowadays, the 5th and 6th generations work together. Anne and Emmanuelle of the 6th generation have decided to give their support, their help and their knowledge to their family venture in producing top quality Cahors.

The vineyards' soil at Chateau Pineraie has all the types of soil that makes the Cahors the perfect place for producing award winning Malbec or Cot as it is called in Cahors. On the terraces, the vineyard is made of subsoil composed of old alluvium and limestone plateau with clay and marl.

All of the estates vines are composed of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot, the vine stocks of the Pineraie are on the 2nd and 3rd terraces and on the limestone plateau. A dozen hectares are placed on the commune of Lacapelle Cabannac. The lower parts of the vineyard are clay while the higher parts are clay, limestone and hard flint.

The yields is set for each wine depending on where in the vineyards each wines dedicated vines are grown thus getting the best from the land as possible.

Chateau Pineriae is extremely cognizant about the quality control and overall quality of their wines. For this reason the winery has chosen a sustainable agriculture approach. The philosophy s all about the quality of the product and protecting nature and the health and the security of the consumer.

The Cuvee L'Authentique was selected by DECANTER magazine as one of the best Malbec wines in the world! "A Cahors among the best wine in the world", wrote Decanter. 40,000 wines were presented for the competition, 9219 were rewarded, 251 received a gold medal, 97 a regional reward and only 26 for an international recognition (by grape variety) and Château Pineraie won "BEST" for their Malbec.

Chateau Pineraie Cahors  
Chateau Pineraie L'Authentique #1 Malbec in the World - Decanter Magazine
Gold Medal Winner and World Trophy
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