Created in 1999, the Cosse Maisonneuve was born from the association of two talented winegrowers: Matthieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve. Matthieu Cosse, oenologist graduated from the Bordeaux Oenology Institute and former rugby player, has already been making wine at Château La Coste in Provence. Catherine Maisonneuve, straight out of the famous Chateau Léoville Las Cases, has a BTS in viticulture and oenology.
Having no local roots, but perceiving the great potential of the terroir, they came together to produce great Cahors wines. Certified organic and working with some biodynamic principles, they try to do everything by hand and without too much synthetic interference.
Their wines aren’t the norm for the region, but are uncommonly elegant and round, not at all the old school rustic style that people often associate with the ‘typical’ style of Malbecs from the area.
Cosse Maisonneuve is rated 2*/3 by the RVF (large estate with fabulous terroirs, essential) and 4*/5 by the Bettane & Desseauve guide (very high quality producer).