Le Cedre Cahors is from 30-50-year-old Malbec vines. These vines sit on the terraced slopes of Cahors where the best fruit grows. Le Cedre Cahors is the equivalent of Grand Cru Burgundy or maybe more accurately First Growth Bordeaux. It is a wine of density, and structure. it is dark and brooding. It is complex at a young age. However, the real reward of this wine is to drink it at 15-20 years of age.
Château du Cèdre is a leading estate in Cahors. Most of Chateau du Cedre’s 24 hectares of vineyards are located on the prime “3rd terrasses” which are so highly prized in this appellation. These are regarded as the best sited vineyards in Cahors for high quality wines, where the vines can achieve best balance without too much moisture. Du Cèdre has four quality levels in their wines, each offering a clear step up in density and intensity. The Verhaeghe family are also a strong driving force in the quality revival of Cahors, helping institute a Quality Charter to help regain the appellation’s rightful glory.
A red only region that has two distinct terroirs but each shares a high amount of ironstone in the soils. Malbec makes up no less than 70% of the blend ably supported by Merlot and Tannat (amongst others). The best wines are dark, mineral, textural and structured. They possess a good ability to improve with time in the cellar.
One of the lesser reds of the Bordeaux pantheon. It can be fickle in the vineyard. However, in Cahors, it is the basis for the charming, rugged Black wine. In South America, it is a charming red wine. Also known as Cot and Auxerrois.