Château du Cèdre, in the heart of the Cahors appellation, must be regarded as the region’s leading light; the refined Malbec grape reaches new heights here. Deep, dark and elegant, Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe’s wines reveal the superb terroir of the estate. The estate is essentially organic without having the Ecocert stamp on the label. No herbicides are used, there is no spraying against rot and only organic compost is used. Lutte raisonnee and lutte biologique since 1988. It is immediately apparent that Pascal is a dedicated perfectionist in all aspects of his work. He experiments with different oaking regimes, for example, and continues to think up yet more ways to try to make his wines even better in future.