Chateau du Cedre is owned by Pascal Verhage, who strives to obtain ecological balance in the vineyard and to maintain the potential of the grape to make exceptional wines in the Cellars. His aim is to create wines that are both modern yet respectful of tradition, and can be drunk young. The Domaine combines the Bourguignon philosophy of promoting the specificity of different terroir with bordelais production techniques of blending a single grape variety – malbec, also known as cot or auxerrois – from different origins and climates. In some cuvées, small proportions of tannat and merlot are also sometimes blended with the malbec. No insectides or fertilizers are used, and surface roots are removed to force the main roots to plunge deep for nutrients. The wines thus reflect the composition, complexity and minerality of the deeper subsoil and geological layers. This is the flagship wine of this estate, which is the best producer in this great and historic appellation in the south west of France. Dense and dark fruits are complemented by drying tannins and cocoa and coffee notes. We have previously carried the 2005 vintage with great success, and now are pleased to offer our customers the 2007 vintage for under $25!
Chateau du Cedre Cahors 2007
Published: January 19, 2011