Area of production: AOP Cahors
Soil type: The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: The first terroir, 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: 90% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5 % tannat
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, while July and August were full of sunshine and some rainfalls at the right moment. Weather conditions in September allowed a close to perfect maturation of the grapes.
Wine making: Harvest is sorted in the vineyards and destemmed upon arrival in the cellar. 30 days of maceration with daily punching down of the skin cap at the beginning of fermentation. Fermentation temperature does not exceed 28° C. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in oak barrels.
Type of ageing: Between 20 and 22 months of ripening in new oak as well as in old barrels used once or twice.
Tasting notes: Honest and sincere, juicy and enlivening, tender and generous. A well-stocked fruit basket with plums, cherries and blackberries, enriched by fresh lemon zest and spices, supported by tangy minerality. A true Malbec from Cahors.
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 10 years.
Food pairing: This wine has great aromatic strength and perfectly pairs with local dishes: duck breast, confit, cassoulet...
Residual sugar ≤ 1 g/l
Wine Enthusiast de Juin 2018 : 91/100
Guide RVF des Meilleurs Vins de France 2019 : 15/20