Château du Cèdre
, located in the Southwest of France, is owned by Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe. They vinify and age their wines with precision, applying tried and tested techniques tailored to the soils and grape varieties. Château du Cèdre
produces Malbec wines: fruity wines or wines for laying down, in which it explores all the facets of the Cahors terroir.
The 3 Château du Cèdre vineyard plots are made up of the two different Cahors appellation soils. The largest parcel, 12.5 hectares facing southwest, is located on a limestone scree cone which is still shifting. The very stony clay-limestone terrain is known as "Tran". It plays a very important thermal and hygrometric role and the wines produced from this soil have very fine tannins and are particularly upright and long. The other two plots (5.5 and 7.5 south-facing hectares) are composed predominantly of pebbles mixed with red ferruginous sand on the surface and clay and silica below. These wines are more powerful and higher in alcohol. At home in poor soils and of low productivity, the Malbec is a variety that requires a lot of work. Planted on the great terroirs of Quercy, it creates floral and fruity wines with aromas of violets, red fruit, black fruit and blackberries with good body and length. The Viognier produced by Château du Cèdre has all the characteristics required by the terroir to produce a natural wine: it can withstand high temperatures in summer, contrasted by cool nights.
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