Cahors is a red wine from grapes grown in or around the town of Cahors, France. Cahors is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) which forms part of the South West France wine region. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and which is known locally as "Côt", "Côt Noir" or "Auxerrois". It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat. As a reflection of the character of the Malbec variety, Cahors wine can be rather tannic when young, and benefit from aging. Generally, the style of Cahors wine is often similar to robust versions of Bordeaux wine. The designation AOC Cahors may only be used for red wines. There is also some white and rosé wine produced in the same area, and it is sold under the designation Vin de Pays du Lot instead. Make this grade from red grapes, doing of it mezga - shattered and pressed fruits. This weight heat up to 70 - 80 °C and maintain within days. It promotes reception of the mash containing a considerable quantity of tannic and painting substances, paternal wine gets dense color and is sweetish-tart taste. Since ancient times this wine was used in the medical purposes, promoted a raising of the general tone of an organism and was applied to treatment of some gastric diseases. Now Cahors wine is used in churches during participles and carries the name «Blood of the Christ».