At Parnac, in the Cahors area, the history of the Château Saint-Didier began in Louis
XIVth's century. The first member of the Rigal family, a wine grower at the time, probably
didn't realise that he was beginning a wonderful adventure which would make his
descendants the renowned leaders of Cahors wine making 300 years later.
It was in the 7th century that the first precise information appears about the Château.
After a lot of turmoil, Jean Guillou, wine grower and merchant, acquired the Château in
1798. In 1800, wines from Château Saint-Didier Parnac arrived in England and Russia.
In the heart of the appellation zone, the 70 hectares at Château Saint-Didier Parnac
benefit from a soil unlike no other. Parnac is one of the only Cahors communes to have
soils as varied : shingle, quartz and sand in one place, gravelly soil or a clay/limestone
The marvellous alchemy of the micro climate, the traditional mixture of grapes (the
Auxerrois reigns supreme, associated, according to each case, with Tannat or Merlot), the
long vinification process in stainless steel vats which lasts two to three weeks and the
care brought to the ageing process make up the inimitable style of Château
Saint-Didier Parnac. It is perfectly balanced, dense and full-bodied with superb, well
constructed tannins. It is an excellent wine for keeping, endowed with a fullness in the
This gentle and flavoursome Cahors has the most prestigious prize list : 4 gold medals at
the International Festival at Mâcon (for it's 1971, 72, 77 and 80), three prizes for
excellence at the Vinalies des vins à haute expression, 2 Cordons Verts at the Grand
Concours des Vins régionaux at Toulouse.