Jean-Luc Baldès, Malbec du Clos, Cahors, 2020



The Baldes family first planted vines in Cahors in 1830, identifying the best terraces in the Lot valley. Jean-Luc Baldes has been producing wine at Clos Triguedina for the last 30 years. Jean-Luc has continued the family legacy of innovation and growth and is known as ‘the master of malbec’ in the region. He says “the magic of Clos Triguedina lies in the richness of its soil”, something achieved by farming sustainably and adhering to the restrictions laid down by HVE level 3. In the winery, gentle extraction methods and French oak are used to soften the tannins, allowing vineyard expression to emerge in the glass.