2019 Clos Troteligotte Cahors "K'or", Southwest, France

Dominated by flavors of black-currant and licorice. Fruit is ripe and tannins are smooth. Purity is always what characterized Manu’s wines with a lively fruit nicely balanced by subtle mineral acidity.



Cold Maceration between 10 and 12 ° C for 5 days with no yeasts or enzymes. Full body pigeage for 10 days. 30 day maceration. Aged for 18 months in concrete vessels.


The ever-innovative Emmanuel Rybinski is without question Cahors’ hottest young star.

Emmanuel’s ten acre estate sits atop an iron rich plateau on the Southern border of the appellation – The iron chunks scattered atop this vineyard are so pure you could sell them to a smelter.

The property is unusually high in elevation this allows Emmanuel to farm organically with ease (he is above the fog line and therefore has no issues with mildew). Rows are plowed by horse and spaced tightly.

In 2005, the operation was classified under rational agriculture and in January 2014, Clos Troteligotte became certified organic.

The Rybinski family home is equally impressive – An off the grid Eco/DIY masterpiece Emmanuel created from a 17th century stone barn.


Grape(s) Malbec
Farming Biodynamic