Fresh and fruity modern French Malbec from an outstanding organic producer.
Camille is unoaked Malbec, produced in a young, fresh and modern style from this most traditional of appellations. Dark colour, with fresh acidity and juicy fruit flavours of cassis and black cherry.
Producer: Chateau du Cedre
Region/Country: Cahors, France
Production Method: Organic. Fermented in stainless steel.
Style: Medium bodied, bright and fresh with light tannins.
Pairing Suggestion: Versatile. Pasta, grilled meats, cheeses
Profile: Malbec typically produces deeply coloured wines with exuberant juiciness and a range of fruit and herbal character depending on where it is grown. It is one of the traditional Bordeaux varieties, and is the major grape in Cahors where it is known as Côt. Here it shows cassis and blackcurrant flavour and medicinal herbal freshness. It is often blended with higher tannin varieties to add fleshy structure. Malbec has been extremely successful in South America, responsible for bringing Argentinian wine to the global market. These wines show more freshness and vibrant fruit than their French coutnerparts, and are often barrel aged and long lived.
Classic Regions: Cahors (France), Mendoza, Salta (Argentina), Clare Valley (South Australia), Chile
Chateau du Cedre
Château du Cèdre is widely regarded as the leading estate in Cahors. Today, Château du Cèdre comprises 27ha of vineyards planted at 4000-5500 vines per hectare on some of the most prized terroirs in Cahors, most notably the famous troisième terrasses. By 2002 they had eliminated all chemicals from the estate and by 2012 Château du Cèdre was certified organic. All the wines are now fermented with indigenous yeasts and sulphur additions are kept to an absolute minimum.