GC Cahors 2008
Area of production : AOP Cahors
Soil and climate : The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: The terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, give straight wines with fine tannins, whereas more powerful and dense wines derive from soils composed of clay, sand and rich in pebbles.
Grape varieties : 100% Malbec
Climate conditions : 2008 was just as rainy as 2007; however, the grapes were more resistant to humidity and disease. Thus the wines were better structured and fruitier than in 2007.
Type of winemaking : Hand picked grapes sorted in the vineyard and the cellar. Destemmed grapes are fermented by natural yeasts in new 500 litre oak barrels for about 40 days. Fermentation temperature does not exceed 28°C. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in the same barrels.Type of ageing 24 months elevage in those same 500 litre barrels. No fining, no filtration. Estate bottled.
Tasting notes :
Very nice black color. The nose shows a powerful expression of black fruit,
violet and spices.
The mouth is very complex, powerful with very velvety tannins.
Endless finish with very elegant final freshness.
High class wine that may be enjoyed now (after decanting for 1/2 hour) or cellared for 15 to 20 years.
Stored correctly (at 10/15°C and with an air moisture level of at least 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 20 years.
Food recommandation : Enjoy this great wine with: grilled beef, an entrecôte,venison stew, cassoulet, foie gras,duck breast, game, roasted poultry, goat's cheese...
Medals & prices :
Guide de la RVF: 18/20
Bettane & Dessauve: 16.5/20
Gilbert & Gaillard: 89 pts
Falstaff: 92 pts
Wine Enthusiast: 93 pts