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Chateau du Cedre le Cedre 2001

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If you think that Cahors is just brushing your teeth with tannin-flavoured twig juice, think again! Pascal Verhaeghe has been the driving force behind Cahors 'Quality Charter' and quality oozes from these wines. The estate was originally created by Charles Verhaeghe on vineyard land devastated by the frosts in 1956 in Viré-Sur-Lot. His sons Pascal and Jean-Marc duly studied winemaking, the former in Burgundy and California, the latter in Bordeaux. Ecological viticultural methods eschewing weedkillers and chemical fertilizers, yield reduction by serious pruning, leaf stripping for greater sun exposure and air circulation, harvesting the grapes on the verge of overripeness yield the superb raw material essential to create fabulous wines. In the cellars the Verhaeghes aim for softness, richness and harmony through gentle extraction by long vattings and limited pigeage, malolactic fermentation and sensible use of oak. Le Grand Cèdre comes from vines yielding a mere 15hl/ha this black beauty, a thoroughbred in a fine stable of Cahorses, is aged in 500-litre new oak demi-muids with long lees contact, and is, as Andrew Jefford describes it so eloquently 'strikingly soft, lush and richly fruited, a kind of Pomerol amongst Cahors'. The Cèdre wines repay long ageing and will accompany local goat's cheeses such as Cabecou and Rocamadour, grilled meats and duck every which way.

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Château du Cèdre:
Chateau du Cedre is a producer in the Cahors region of France. The winery was founded in 1956 by Charles Verhaeghe and continues under the direction of his sons Jean-Marc and Pascal. The winery specializes in the regional star grape Malbec (Cot) which is sometimes blended with small percentages of Merlot and Tannat. They practice certified organic farming and production methods. 

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If you think that Cahors is just brushing your teeth with tannin-flavoured twig juice, think again! Pascal Verhaeghe has been the driving force behind Cahors 'Quality Charter' and quality oozes from these wines. The estate was originally created by Charles Verhaeghe on vineyard land devastated by the frosts in 1956 in Viré-Sur-Lot. His sons Pascal and Jean-Marc duly studied winemaking, the former in Burgundy and California, the latter in Bordeaux. Ecological viticultural methods eschewing weedkillers and chemical fertilizers, yield reduction by serious pruning, leaf stripping for greater sun exposure and air circulation, harvesting the grapes on the verge of overripeness yield the superb raw material essential to create fabulous wines. In the cellars the Verhaeghes aim for softness, richness and harmony through gentle extraction by long vattings and limited pigeage, malolactic fermentation and sensible use of oak. Le Grand Cèdre comes from vines yielding a mere 15hl/ha this black beauty, a thoroughbred in a fine stable of Cahorses, is aged in 500-litre new oak demi-muids with long lees contact, and is, as Andrew Jefford describes it so eloquently 'strikingly soft, lush and richly fruited, a kind of Pomerol amongst Cahors'. The Cèdre wines repay long ageing and will accompany local goat's cheeses such as Cabecou and Rocamadour, grilled meats and duck every which way.

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