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The appellation of controlled origin of Cahors wine covers the area between the river lot and Bergerac. This is one of the oldest vineyards in France.
After all the vineyards was destroyed following the appearance of a microscopic aphid (Phylloxera) in 1865, the region is no longer producing high quality wines.
In 1947, some growers based cooperative cellar Parnach in order to revive the malbec, the grape of Cahors. The climate of the Cahors vineyards is characterized by lower rainfall than Bordeaux. Malbec is used alone or together with height of up to 30% with two other grape varieties, Merlot and Tannat.
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