Château du Cedre Malbec Vin De Liqueur / 2011 / 500mL

$ 48.00 In a mixed 12
$ 54.00 In a mixed 6
$ 60.00 Single
Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Fortified


Area of productionVin de liqueur

Soil and climateSoils of clay and limestone

Grape varieties100% Malbec

Climate conditionsClimate conditions in 2010 were varied, with a beautiful Spring, then a rainy June, followed by a sunny August, tempered by cool nights which preserved the freshness of the grapes

Type of winemakingThe grapes for this cuvée are picked late. Neutral spirit is added before completion of the alcoholic fermentation. After pressing off the tank, the wine ages for a year in used 500 litre oak vats. 

Tasting notesA close cousin of Vintage Porto, it has less alcohol (16% vol) and residual sugar (100 gr per litre). 
It presents a very fruity and complex nose of blackberry, cassis and hints of violet, spices and cocoa. 
Smooth and velvety on the palate, with a long and fresh final. 
Stored correctly(10/15°C and a hygrometry above 70%), this cuvée may be cellared fo the next 10 years.

Food recommandationThis wine pairs perfectly with foie gras, bleu cheeses and chocolate desserts, but also goes down a treat as an aperitif...