The Château du Cèdre produces Malbec wines: wines on the fruit or wines to age for years. We like to explore and express all different aspects of our terroir, driven by the idea to satisfy all kinds of a wine lover, the professional, the neophyte or the wine passionate.
Thus, we would like to invite you to discover our wines and our working methods: Please feel welcome.
Pascal et Jean-Marc Verhaeghe
We do organic farming. We’ve 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.
The largest plot (12.5 hectares), consists of colluvial limestone; the two other plots (5.5 hectares and 7.5 hectares) are a mixture of pebble stones and ferruginous red sands on the top and siliceous earth and clay on the botton.
Over 30 year old vines. Yields limited to 36 hectoliters per hectare.
Macerated for 30 days with daily punching down at the beginning of fermentation. The wine is aged in 1 to 3 year old French oak barrels for 22 months.