Château du Cèdre

Draft of an original wine estate

A family estate run by Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe
27 hectares of vineyards
Red grape varieties: 90% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Tannat
White grape varieties: 1ha de Viognier, 0,7 ares Sémillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon
The vines are 20 to 60 years old, with a planting density of 4000 to 5500 vines per hectare
Yields are limited to 30 hectolitres per hectare
A vineyard team of 12 people, which means an average of 1 person for 2,25 hectares of vines
Brand mark: the centenary cedar tree at the entry of our estate, the symbol of entirety
Mission: Satisfy the wine lovers and the passionate
Daily position ascertained by dead reckoning: Move forward, experience new ways.

History

Flemish origins

Léon Verhaeghe from Morsleede in Flanders, left his native country in the early 20th century to settle in south-western France. His son Charles together with his wife Marie-Thérèse started a farm with mixed cultures in 1958 planting some vines on the property, and adding one hectare of vineyards in three different plots every year.

The call of the vines

While still distilling lavender, Charles bottles his first wine in 1973. His sons, Jean-Marc and Pascal belong to the second generation. A passionate of motor cycles, Pascal discovers or “rediscovers” the vineyard while visiting a friend in Burgundy, Jean-Marie Guffens in 1980.

“During the “Route du Bol d’Or”, a motorcycle race, I just stopped to salute Jean-Marie… I stayed several days and did my first real harvest.”

Eight years later, after having studied enology in Macon Davayé and experienced wine making in Burgundy and at Saintsbury in the Napa Valley, he decides to take over the estate, together with his brother Jean-Marc, a qualified oenologist who obtained his first wine making experience at La Tour Blanche in Sauternes.

While Jean-Marc is responsible for the vineyards, Pascal takes care of the wines and their distribution. From the beginning, their project is based on a great complicity and the convergence of their points of view.

1995 the year of emancipation

It all has been put to a test by a difficult vintage, with 80% of the vineyards damaged by hailstorms. Jean-Marc and Pascal question their way of farming, considering they have to reveal the potential of the terroir and to lower the yields.

“There is an unearthly dimension with vines, you always get more in return than you gave.” By building up the terroir and getting closer to nature, the vines gained balance, giving more taste and quality to the grapes. The style of Château du Cèdre was born.
Le Cèdre Diffusion

Le Cèdre Diffusion was created in 1995 to commercialise the wines of our partner estates in Cahors, where we also advise in the vineyards and cellars. The fact that these partners enhance the number of bottles labelled with their own name every year is a real sign of success for us. It’s our contribution to the development of the Cahors appellation.
Developing our brands

Cahors has a unique and superb terroir. This means you may create great and complex wines that will evolve for years, as well as more simple and lighter wines with similar characteristics due their origin. Wine brands allow us to propose typical “commodity wines” to our customers.

Château du Cèdre
Le Cèdre Blanc 2018
Article code F60B008
€44,95
in stock
Dry and aromatic
20% fermented on oak
very refined and complex
Château du Cèdre
Le Cèdre Blanc 2018
Dry and aromatic
20% fermented on oak
very refined and complex
€44,95
Château du Cèdre
le Cèdre 2015
Article code F60E006
€44,95
in stock
Vital class wine, long wood aging
50 year old vines
Superbe color concentration
Château du Cèdre
le Cèdre 2015
Vital class wine, long wood aging
50 year old vines
Superbe color concentration
€44,95
Château du Cèdre
Extra Libre 12 Mois 2018
Article code F60E005
€22,95
in stock
Powerful and tight purple color; what you call vital! After 12 months of maturing in wooden barrels, this natural wine is harvested manually. Read more about the comparison with Châteaneaf-du-Pape below.
Château du Cèdre
Extra Libre 12 Mois 2018
Powerful and tight purple color; what you call vital! After 12 months of maturing in wooden barrels, this natural wine is harvested manually. Read more about the comparison with Châteaneaf-du-Pape below.
€22,95
Château du Cèdre
Château du Cèdre 2016
Article code F60E004
€22,95
in stock
22 months aging in wooden barrels
manual harvest
powerful and highly digestible food wine
Château du Cèdre
Château du Cèdre 2016
22 months aging in wooden barrels
manual harvest
powerful and highly digestible food wine
€22,95
Château du Cèdre
Cèdre Héritage 2016
Article code F60E003
€11,95
in stock
A pure product of Cahors, made of Malbec complemented by some bunches of Merlot. Its upright and welcoming character will tell you a lot about the appellation and it's wines. An intense and fresh nose, with blackcurrant, wild pepper and mint.
Château du Cèdre
Cèdre Héritage 2016
A pure product of Cahors, made of Malbec complemented by some bunches of Merlot. Its upright and welcoming character will tell you a lot about the appellation and it's wines. An intense and fresh nose, with blackcurrant, wild pepper and mint.
€11,95
Château du Cèdre
Marcel Malbec 2018
Article code F60E002
€8,95
out of stock
Malbec for 100%
vital purple red
a fresh ripe wine
Château du Cèdre
Marcel Malbec 2018
Malbec for 100%
vital purple red
a fresh ripe wine
€8,95
Château du Cèdre
Blandine le Blanc 2018
Article code F60B001
€8,95
out of stock
Dry and fresh in the taste
aromas of green herbs
Vin de Pays
Château du Cèdre
Blandine le Blanc 2018
Dry and fresh in the taste
aromas of green herbs
Vin de Pays
€8,95