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, 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 : The 2011 vintage was very contrasted, with a very sunny Spring, almost blistering, and a cool Summer, which slowed down the impressive headstart in the vine’s ripeness.
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 : Both powerful and elegant, with hints of smoke, tobacco and sweet spices, like cinnamon and star anise, and lots of ripe, black fruit. Great tannin structure, dense and delicious, wrapped into mellowness and carried by straight, mineral acidity. Impressively balanced, velvety and persistent…
“Straight and tasteful, a great homage to the definition of wine! Tight and savoury, you can’t but admire its slender fullness, fine structure and elegance. Exceptional wine.” RVF June 2012
Residual sugars ≤ 2g/l
Under appropriate conditions of use and storage (10/15°C and a hygrometry above 70%), we guarantee the quality of this cuvée for the next 15 years.
Food recommandation : This wine will accompany very well duck stew, grilled beef, venison stew, rabbit with plum sauce, a cassoulet, foie gras, goat’s cheese...
Medals & prices : Wine & Spirits:91 pts
Wine Spectator:90 pts
Wine Enthusiast:94 pts
Guide de la RVF : 14.5/20