Malbec Vintage Vin De Liqueur, Château du Cèdre 50cl
Malbec Vintage Vin De Liqueur, Château du Cèdre is dessert wine and so a close cousin of Vintage Port but with less alcohol and sweetness. Smooth and velvety, showing very fruity and complex aromas of blackberry, cassis and hints of violet, spices and cocoa with a long and fresh finish.
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 16°-20°C.
Matches: many desserts or just with a bit of chocolate.