Château du Cèdre Camille Malbec is approachable and soft. This is a single varietal Malbec – which was locally known as Cot, but is now more famous as Malbec because of the success the grape variety had after it was introduced to Argentinian vineyards. This wine is about pure fruit with no oak ageing. Medium bodied, jammy and spicy with a round finish.
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: A wine that can be paired with big dishes such as spring roast lamb.