Blandine le Blanc, Château du Cèdre
Blandine le Blanc, Château du Cèdre is named after a colourful character with bright ideas and considered to be a visionary in her time. This wine is a refreshing blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and a touch of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Côtes de Gascogne area of South-West France. A bright and fresh wine with delicate, aromas of white flowers, citrus and crisp green fruit, also extending to the palate.
The Verhaeghe family have been making wine in the Lot since the 1950s. Today it is Pascal and Jean-Marc in charge of this certified organic domaine. They own three parcels of vineyards, the largest of which is 12.5 acres with stony calcareous clay called Tran, which plays an important role retaining heat and moisture. 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.
Grower: Château du Cèdre
Serve at 8°-10°C.
Matches: most white fish, salads.