Clos Troteligotte “K-or” 2020


Emmanuel paints the “K” on the K-or label here red because he cherishes the “bloody” aromas this wine gives off upon opening. this 100% MalbecĀ is rich with a dusty tannic character. It has black-currant flavors that are packed with both fruitiness and balanced acidity. The organic grapes give a pure line of ripe fruits that are going to integrate well with the tannins.

K-Or is the most obviously mineral wine in Emmanuel’s line-up. Grapes are harvested early for appellation standards and fermented/aged in unlined concrete squares.


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The ever-innovative Emmanuel (Manu) Rybinski is without question Cahors’ hottest young star. Overseeing 24 acres on the plateau of Villeseque, Emmanuel Rybinski tends to some of the best terroir in Cahors. Emmanuel’s 24 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 with allows Emmanuel to farm organically with ease (he is above the fog line and therefore has no issues with mildew).

Rows are ploughed 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.

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