Château Du Cedre Extra Libre Cahors Malbec
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Château du Cèdre
On the nose, there are bright fragrances of black fruits and spices as well as mint and green pepper. On the palate the tannins are light, giving freshness and it has a bold, blackberry-flavour character.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
France - South West France - Cahors AOC
95% Malbec & 5% Merlot
The vines of Château du Cèdre root in two different types of soil: the terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, produce straightforward wines with fine tannins, whereas the more powerful and dense wines come from soils composed of clay, sand and rich in pebbles.
No herbicides, no spraying against rot, manual work in the vineyard including green harvest (reducing to 4-5 bunches per vine). Organic compost.
Harvest is sorted in the vineyards and destemmed upon arrival in the cellar.
30 days of maceration with daily punching down of the skin cap at the beginning of fermentation.
Fermentation temperature does not exceed 28° C.
Malolactic fermentation is carried out in concrete tanks.
Matured for 12 months in oak casks
Grilled meats, fish and vegetables