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Chateau du Cedre, Cahors 2016 - Half Bottle
Malbec 90% with Tannat 5% and Merlot 5%
Pascal & Jean-Marc Verhaeghe
Inky, spicy red wine endowed with red and black fruits and smoked fig and liquorice flavours. Very smooth in the mouth, some fennel notes and spiced plums and berries.
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.
L�on Verhaeghe from Morsleede in Flanders, left his native country in the early 20th century to settle in south-western France. His son Charles together with his wife Marie-Th�r�se started a farm with mixed cultures in 1958 planting some vines on vineyard land devastated by the frosts in 1956. They have added one more hectare of vineyards in three different plots every year. The estate is now run by Charles� sons Pascal and JeanMarc who duly studied winemaking in Burgundy & California, and Bordeaux respectively.