Great wines from Cahors

The Château du Cèdre produces Malbec wines: wines on the fruit or wines to age for years. We like to explore and express all different aspects of our terroir, driven by the idea to satisfy all kinds of a wine lover, the professional, the neophyte or the wine passionate.

Thus, we would like to invite you to discover our wines and our working methods: Please feel welcome.

Pascal et Jean-Marc Verhaeghe

Les frères Verhaeghe

Learn and unlearn

We work our vineyards and cellar with care and accuracy, using experienced and appropriate techniques since 1988. We use to express our modesty towards every vintage by the leitmotiv “learn and unlearn”. Even if we have somehow “domesticated” our terroir et adapted our proper rules due to a better understanding of our region (the Lot), of Malbec and Viognier and of the micro-climate of our vineyards, our approach to wine making remains empirical and each vintage is a new creation.

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THE FRENCH UNDERSTANDING OF THE HIERARCHY IN TASTE

To sense the way we are thinking and tend to build our wines you should take a close look at the understanding French of cuisine and food. They believe indeed in a sort of hierarchy of taste appealing to the intensity, finesse, complexity and originality of a dish. However, the rarity of the ingredients, as well as preparation and cooking also play a major role.
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DEPARTURES MAGAZINE ON FRENCH MALBEC

It took the wine list at Cherche Midi, Keith McNally’s new bistro on New York’s Lower East Side, to acquaint me with my favorite Cahors of all, Chateau Du Cedre’s Le Cedre 2011 ($55). Everything this producer makes is worth seeking out, including Chateau du Cedre Cahors 2011 ($24), with its hearty black plum taste.
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LE CÈDRE ALL A LENGTH AHEAD

"The brothers Verhaeghe of LE CÈDRE have all a length ahead and all five years before the others got it. Their wines are fresh and elegant." Bernard Burtschy (wine journalist for Le Figaro and Paris Match).
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“We do organic farming. We’ve started in the early nineties by banning all herbicides from the vineyards and managed to get rid of all chemical spraying agents by 2002. This really improved the quality of our grapes and encouraged us to ask for organic certification in 2009. After three years of conversion, we have made our first certified organic wine in 2012.”

Pascal Verhaeghe

Château du Cèdre