Blandine le Blanc, Château du Cèdre
Blandine le Blanc, Château du Cèdre is named after a colourful character with bright ideas and considered to be a visionary in her time. This wine is a refreshing blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and a touch of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Côtes de Gascogne area of South-West France. A bright and fresh wine with delicate, aromas of white flowers, citrus and crisp green fruit, also extending to the palate.
The Verhaeghe family have been making wine in the Lot since the 1950s. Today it is Pascal and Jean-Marc in charge of this certified organic domaine. They own three parcels of vineyards, the largest of which is 12.5 acres with stony calcareous clay called Tran, which plays an important role retaining heat and moisture. Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe produce excellent Malbec from these established vineyards. Drawing on his winemaking experience from California to Burgundy, Pascal delicately chisels wines of great elegance, rounding them off with judicious aging in new oak barriques.
Grower: Château du Cèdre
Serve at 8°-10°C.
As with all wines on this website, this wine has been made without animal products. This is not the case with so many wines that are commonly on sale in the UK. Far too many wines have animal products used as a so-called production aid; they will often have a large array of chemical additives as well. Have a look at our page on additives allowed in wines. Many vegan wines are also organic or better still bio-dynamically grown. The care taken in growing the grapes and making the wine comes through in the taste of the final product. This is a vegan wine.