Terre Rouge, Appellation de Cahors.
30 x40 cm. Oil on Panel.
Another thing surprising thing about the Quercy Blanc region is ‘La Terre Rouge’, the red soil that seeps out from underneath the white chalk strata. It’s a heavy clay soil rich in rust (red iron oxide).
In the mid-ground, you can just about make out a field of malbec vines planted in this rich red soil. The wine is ‘Appellation de Cahors, which is sometimes also known as ‘La Sang de France’ – or the blood of France.