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 : Early bud burst announced a precocious vintage last spring. Excellent weather conditions were favourable to flowering, suggesting a good harvest to come. June and July were wet, more because of the number of rainy days than the actual amount of rainfall. Summer finally began in the first days of August and lasted until the end of October, allowing optimum ripeness. After the tense, anxious days of early summer, the harvest turned out to be of great quality and brought a smile back to our faces! Our 2014 wines show high density, crispy freshness and wonderful finesse. A great vintage for sure.
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% aok tanks, 20% old barrels used once).
Tasting notes : Pure Malbec, this wine from organic grapes is black, dark and powerful. It’s driven by its tannins and dry wood and fruit flavors. For the moment, this serious, structured wine is waiting on the fruit to develop. It’s a complex, spicy, dense wine that shouldn’t be drunk before 2020.
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.