Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve is a prestigious estate located in the Cahors appellation of southwestern France. Situated in the heart of the Lot Valley, the estate is dedicated to crafting exceptional wines that showcase the unique character of the Malbec grape, also known locally as "Côt."
Created in 1999, the Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve is the result of the association of two talented oenologists and winemakers: Mathieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve. Both took over a 5 hectares estate in Prayssac near Cahors which was planted with old vines of Malbec and started making wines, well determined to produce genuine wines. Their very first vintage was the cuvées Les Laquets and Mathieu and Catherine soon extended the range of their wines.
Several years later, the talented duo enlarged the estate to 15 hectares of vineyards with other grape varieties such as Merlot, Gamay and Cabernet Franc.
Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve, situated in the Cahors region of southwest France, epitomizes its terroir with meticulous winemaking . Their vineyards, primarily Malbec (Cot) planted on limestone and clay, yield wines of remarkable character. The terroir imparts a unique minerality and structure to the wines, while the limestone contributes to a vibrant acidity. Organic and biodynamic practices further enhance the expression of the land. The resulting Cahors wines from Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve are profound, showcasing a perfect balance of bold fruit, earthy complexity, and a sense of place, representing the true essence of Cahors terroir.
Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve employs traditional winemaking methods rooted in organic and biodynamic principles. Hand-harvest their Malbec (Cot) grapes from carefully tended vineyards in Cahors. Utilizing natural yeasts and minimal intervention, the winemaking process emphasizes respect for the fruit and terroir. Fermentation occurs in concrete and wooden vats, followed by aging in various vessels, including amphorae and oak barrels. This nuanced approach allows the wines to authentically reflect their origin, expressing the rich complexity of Cahors terroir with a balance of fruit, structure, and a distinct sense of place in every bottle.