The vineyards of Saint-Matré belong to the AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) of the Cahors.
The AOP Cahors is a red wine that consists of at least 70% Malbec, whether or not supplemented with Merlot grapes and Tannat. The very pleasant climate of the region: wet spring, warm summer and dry autumn, and the stony soil give the quality to the vines.
You can taste on site at the domain or château of one of the nearly 500 winegrowers spread over the 45 municipalities of the AOP area. They will receive you warmly. At the local markets, or at their homes, you can get acquainted with the product that is the emblem par excellence of this wine region.
Under the name ‘vin de pays du Lot’ you can also find gems of white and rosé wine.
We would be happy to recommend a number of addresses.
The Lot still has a lot to offer in the culinary field. Duck is the regional specialty. Confit de canard, foie gras, salad de gésiers, magret de canard: definitely worth a try in one of the local restaurants, where you will often find these dishes on the menu.
Typical specialties are also the round Cabécou goat cheeses (including AOC Rocamadour), the world-renowned and at the same time mysterious truffles (with the famous truffle market in Lalbenque in the winter months), the melons of the Quercy (“le Melon du Quercy”) and the Tourtières (regional apple pie specialty, which can be found in every market with even a foire à la tourtière in Tournon d’Agenais).