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Chateau Haut Montplaisir
Ch?teau Haut-Monplaisir is a twenty-eight hectare estate owned byCathy and Daniel Fourni?. Cathy inherited it from her father, who hadsold all the wine off to n?gociants. On taking over in 1998, however,she and Daniel decided to aim for top quality, and bottle at the ch?teau.Pascal Verhaeghe, a successful Cahors producer in his own right, hasendorsed the Fourni?s? belief in their excellent terroir from the beginning,and still consults at the estate.The vineyards of Ch?teau Haut-Monplaisir lie just south of the river Lot,on the third of the three alluvial terraces that rise above the river. This thirdterrace is composed of clay-flint soil covered in galets (large stones),and is generally considered the best of the numerous Cahors terroirs.Yields has been reduced from 120 hectolitres per hectare in the badold days to a maximum of fifty under the new regime. Since 2009, thevineyards have been in conversion to organic viticulture
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