In a nutshell:
A chunky, earthy and fruitily delicious organic expression of Malbec from South West France.
Cahors is a region that sits astride the River Lot, kind of in between Toulouse and Bordeaux. With its output historically having find its way to market via Bordeaux it's suffered over the years from the protectionist instincts of the Bordelais and as a result wines from here have never achieved the recognition they've deserved. In point of fact their speciality has long been deep and inky Malbecs (or Cot as it's known here) many years before Argentina made it famous. Château de Cedre are one of the leading organic exponents in Cahors and this, their Heritage cuvée, of which around 20% spends a year or so in oak, is beautifully gamey and meaty with a vein of dark fruits running through the middle. Well balanced, with a good, firm tannic structure it has a nice touch of spice at the lingering finish.
When to drink:
With its body and savouriness it's a real treat with grilled, or barbecued red meats.
Suitable for Vegans, Organic