Clos d'un Jour
was created by Véronique and Stéphane Azémar in 1999. Keen to work together, outdoors, on an exciting product and without middlemen, they have brought a fresh vision to these vineyards, now undergoing something of a resurrection.
Clos d'un Jour is situated on the third terrace of the Lot, famous for producing rich wines with good ageing potential. The domaine's small size allows it to carefully tend to each parcel, planted 90% with Malbec, the original and emblematic grape variety of the Cahors appellation. Because of their constant concern for the land, no chemical treatments are used and the work is carried out by hand, with Ouessant sheep allowed to graze through the vineyards. The Clos d'un Jour domaine has also been converting to organic growing for 3 years.
Véronique and Stéphane Azémar work to the specific demands of the Malbec grape in order to achieve that tricky balance between power/concentration and finesse/smoothness. This has led them to innovate with the ageing of the wine in ceramic jars, which allows the wine to be oxygenated without taking on any of the oaky aromas imparted by barrel-ageing. This domaine is blowing a wind of change and bringing fresh impetus to the Cahors appellation.
More informations on the website Clos d'un Jour