Heritage Malbec, Château du Cèdre
Heritage Malbec, Château du Cèdre is almost inky-black in the glass. There are lovely complex aromas of plums, cherries and white pepper. Produced from Malbec grapes from the Côtes du Lot area of Gascony, this wine is full of blueberry and passion fruit flavours with a spicy backbone. Medium to full-bodied in texture with a good firm tannic structure.
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. This is a fresh and enlivening organic Cahors, with generous flavours and made from a blend of 95% Malbec and 5% Merlot grapes.
Grower: Château du Cèdre
Serve at 16°-18°C.
Matches: Roast beef or peppered steak.