Area of production : AOC 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 : 95% Malbec, 5% Merlot
Climate conditions : An excellent vintage. Spring started with nice higher than average temperatures and rather dry conditions. June was exceptionally sunny and allowed a perfect flowering followed by 60mm of rain on June 14 and 15.
Very sunny July and August with just 2 welcomed showers on August 13 and 14 bringing 60mm additional water supply. September also sunny and not too hot allowed for a close to perfect maturation of the grapes. Harvest started on September 24th in excellent conditions.
Perfect sanitary condition, reasonable alcohol degrees, nice acidity, should allow for great balance.
Type of winemaking: Three weeks of skin maceration, with punching down of the cap at the beginning of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in tanks.
Type of ageing: 80% of the wine is tank aged, 20% barrel aged (2 year old barrels) for 16 to 18 months.
Tasting notes : Behind its dark, ruby colour and violet hints, the Héritage hides intense smells of cassis, violet and spices. Straightforward on the palate, with pure and clear acidity, wrapped in mellowness. Altogether, this gives a good length to the wine. You will appreciate its flavours during all seasons, together with some nice bistro-cuisine or grilled meat.
Residual sugars ≤ 2g/l
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 5 years.
Food recommandation : This wine pairs perfectly with beef, duck breast, confit, cold cuts, cheese...