Located in Occitanie, the Cahors region is known for the origins of Malbec, spanning across 65 km. This area has a hot climate and names their Malbec wines 'black wine' which is a relative of Merlot. Their AOC rules have the requirement that each wine must be made up of at least 70% of this. Only red wines can be classified as the AOC in this area, making the rosé produced Vin de Pays classified.
Cahors is made up of 4,200 hectares (10,000 acres) of vineyards, which produce deeply coloured red wines, which hold medium tannins.