WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Colombard and Ugni Blanc
  • APPELLATION
    Côtes de Gascogne, Southwest France, France
  • ALCOHOL
    11.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Pascal Verhaeghe and his brother, Jean-Marc, bring a welcome refinement to the wines of picturesque Cahors, located about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux. Their father began making wines at Château du Cèdre in the 1970s, and the fun-loving sons took over in the 1990s, banning all herbicides and chemicals, and adopting a domaine motto: "Move forward, experience new ways."

Cahors wines are made predominantly from Malbec and known for being powerful, rich and dark. Pascal and Jean-Marc build on these terroir-driven qualities to produce wines that are very polished and remarkably balanced. These wines are quite approachable when young, but they also age exceptionally well. The estate's signature cedar tree also graces the labels of their Cedrus wines. The well-priced reds and whites are a great introduction to the wines of southwest France.

TASTING NOTES 

The color is bright, golden with greenish tints. The nose is straightforward, slightly spicy and delicate.  Crunchy and aromatic on the palate. This is a floral, perfumed and smooth wine. Its blend—a classic for Gascony—gives a ripe character as well as herbal and citrus flavors. It's ready to drink.