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, while more powerful and dense wines come from soils composed of clay, sand and a large quantity of pebbles.
Grape varieties : 100% Malbec
Climate conditions : A vintage with exceptional weather. Plentiful rain in spring resulted in difficult flowering and coulure lowering yields. The weather conditions required us to remain alert at all times to successfully contend mildew in our first vintage of certified organic grape production (after three years of conversion to organic farming). The deep rooting of the vines, together with a hot and dry summer finally produced grapes of excellent ripeness. A great amount of work done in the vineyards during the end of August and the beginning of September (leaf thinning and removal of sun burned berries) allowed to harvest healthy and juicy grapes.
Type of winemaking : Harvest is sorted in the vineyards and destemmed and crushed when arriving in the cellar. 40 days of maceration with daily punching down of the skin cap at the beginning of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is done in oak barrels.
Our wines are neither fined nor filtered before bottling.
Type of ageing Barrel aged for 24 months (80% new oak, 20% old barrels used once).
Tasting notes : With its slender body and its seductive bouquet of spices, white chocolate and black, concentrated fruit, this blend exposes as a great seducer. But it’s a true lady, elegant and refined, that we also consider as being the prima ballerina of the Château du Cèdre, full of grace and sensuality.
Stored correctly (at 10/15°C and a with an air moisture level of at least 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 15 years.
Medals & prices :
Gold Medal Challenge Millésime Bio 2016
Wine Enthusiast - 95 pts
Guide de la RVF - 16/20
Guide hachette - 1 étoile
guide bettane : 16/20