Château du Cèdre | Cahors
The Verhaeghe family have been making wine in the Lot region of France since the 1950s. Today, it is Pascal and Jean-Marc that are in charge of the Château du Cèdre domaine, which is certified organic. They presently own three parcels of vineyards, the largest of which is 12.5 acres with stony calcareous clay which is called `Tran`, and which plays an important role in retaining heat and moisture for the vines. Drawing on his winemaking experience from California to Burgundy, Pascal delicately creates wines of great elegance and roundness, from IGP to AOP status. The Cèdre Héritage is made up of 95% Malbec and 5% Merlot and displays cassis, violets and spice aromas and is mellow and seamless on the palate. The Cahors is 90% Malbec, 5% Tannat and 5% Merlot producing a fine and aromatic wine with spiced black fruit aromas. The premium cuvée Le Cèdre is 100% Malbec and sees some age in new oak. It has a delicate, smoky, damson nose and a thick, concentrated mid-palate. Their 100% sulphur-free cuvèe 'Extra-Libre' is one of the stars in their line-up. An incredibly pure and bright example of Malbec, absolutely clean and a joy to drink.