Château du Cèdre Cahors is a fresh and enlivening organic wine with generous flavours. Inky and spicy, this red is predominantly made from Malbec (originally locally known as Cot), supplemented by hints of Merlot and Tannat. Endowed with red and black fruits, smoked fig and liquorice flavours. This is a punchy wine that will keep comfortably for another 5 years.
Probably up there as one of the most iconic estates in South West France, we visited Château du Cèdre on Tour du Vin in 2018. Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe produce excellent Malbec from these established vineyards. Drawing on his winemaking experience from California to Burgundy, Pascal delicately chisels wines of great elegance, rounding them off with judicious aging in new oak barriques. In the winery, Pascal vinifies the harvest in tanks and foudres, the wines are then matured in 225l or 500l barrels. The use of oak is carefully weighted, each vintage requires different actions, the aim is to produce Burgundy-type wines, that reflects both their terroir and their specific vintage.
Food matches: Try with steak, or even wild boar!