The name of the wine obviously comes from the Catholic mass, but it's also inspired by the ancient origins of the Cahors vineyards. The wine itself is smooth, polished and mint flavored, the tannins ripe and juicy. Wood rounds out the natural Malbec tannins.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.