Marcel Malbec, du Cèdre, Vin de France

14.95

Made from Cahors fruit and from one of the top estates in this part of south-west France, this is a soft, ripe flavoured red with a twist of raspberry. An uncomplicated red that could even be served slightly chilled. Organic viticulture is practiced in these vineyards since 2012. The harvest time starts only when the grapes have reached the optimum ripening, thereby keeping the harvest as short as possible – yeehaw!

Malbec is indigenous to Cahors, known locally as Cot, also known as Auxerrois!

This is such a great selling wine, it’s fresh, easy, medium-bodied and food-friendly with enough character to keep the interest. At this price, it’s simply no contest when compared to chemically laced wines from the ‘you-know-where’s’…well worth the extra 5iver to support the little guys like me 😉

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Located in the southwestern part of France in Cahors, the Chateau du Cedre wine brand has a rich history that dates back to as early as 1958. It was during this time that Leon Verhaeghe moved to Cahors from Flanders. He, along with wife, Marie-Therese and son, Charles, started viticulture in a farm in Cahors on three small plots.

The soil in the Cahors area contains a lot of calcareous bedrock and porous clay content. This is the main reason why the grapes grown here are known for their minerality. Of the three plots that were chosen for viticulture, the biggest one encompasses 12.5 hectares, and is rich in limestone content. Therefore, the wines created from grapes grown here, exhibit a rich tannin-finish. The other plots cover an area of 5.5 and 7.5 hectares respectively.

The Cahors vineyards are located in a very strategic location amidst the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees Sea. Until the month of June, the area is highly influenced by the Atlantic climate, while during summers, it experiences a Mediterranean climate. Due to this, the grapes ripen naturally and the vines are well-structured and matured.