Chateau du Cedre
The Verhaeghe family have been making wine in the Lot since the 1950s. Today it is Pascal and Jean-Marc in charge of this domaine, now certified both organic and biodynamic. There are three parcels of vineyards, the largest of which is 12.5 acres with stony calcareous clay which is called ‘Tran’. This plays an important role retaining heat and moisture. Drawing on his winemaking experience from California to Burgundy, Pascal delicately creates wines of great elegance and roundness.
“We do organic farming. W started in the early nineties by banning all herbicides from the vineyards and managed to get rid of all chemical spraying agents by 2002. This really improved the quality of our grapes and encouraged us to ask for organic certification in 2009. After three years of conversion, we have made our first certified organic wine in 2012.”Pascal Verhaeghe
Dense colour, fine aromatic quality. Rich and spicy, with charming generosity. Lovely black fruits concentration with subtle oak influence, with a fine blade of damsony freshness on the finish. Beautifully judged fine-grained tannins that help keep the wine in good proportion.
A great accompaniment for a hearty duck stew.