The Cahors Appellation is located in the South-West of France ; at the North from Toulouse and at the East from Bordeaux, exactly between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Because of that, the appellation has a particular micro-climate which is the most perfect for the Malbec maturity. Then, the terroirs of clay and limestone are the guarantee of the freshness into the wines.

At the end of the 60’s, 15 Cahors winemakers were involved in the AOP creation. Edouard, Lise and Benjamin great grand dad, was one of them.

They obtained the AOP in 1971. The Château Lamartine is still very proud to belong to the Appellation.

From a few years ago now, the Appellation is interesting a lot in all over the word because their terroirs are now recognized as the Malbec original growing.

The new issue for Cahors will be the classification of those different soils. We are only in the first stages with the division in Valley and Causse Terroirs.

It’s just the beginning of the new Cahors story … Stay tuned!


Our terroirs are our divine creators. Each terroir gives its proper expression, its typicity. Our hands are just shaping the grapes, our palates control the ageing in the goal to get the purest expression from the terroir.