Area of production : Eau de vie de marc
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 : This « eau de vie » is made by distilling grape pulps of our cuvee GC 2008 (made from 50 to 60 year old Malbec vines). Dual steam distillation has been used and first and last distillates of lower quality have been “cut off”.
Type of ageing Ageing has been done in tanks to preserve the original purity of the fruit.
Tasting notes : Looking as pure as spring water, this eau de vie shows high fruit concentration and intense flowery fragrances, a round and smooth palate and endless fruity length.