Cahors, France Cahors is a small town forming a part of the southwest of France. Within the designated appellation, AOC Cahors, the dominant variety is the black grape, Malbec. Locally, you will see Malbec is referred to as “Auxerrois” or “Côt.” Typical Cahors wine is known for its deep, dark color with aromatics of meat, herb, spiced black cherry, and cedar. These wines can be seemingly leaner and less rich than the lush styles being made in Malbec’s newest home, Argentina. Outside of the Malbec variety, small quantities of Tannat and Merlot are also being made. For an all-year-around enjoyable red, try chilling your Cahors wine for Spring/Summer, you won’t be disappointed!