Maison Trenel ‘Maison de Lamartine’
Pascal Verhaeghe and his brother, Jean-Marc, bring a welcome refinement to the wines of picturesque Cahors, located about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux. Their father began making wines at Château du Cèdre in the 1970s, and the fun-loving sons took over in the 1990s, banning all herbicides and chemicals, and adopting a domaine motto: “Move forward, experience new ways.”
Cahors wines are made predominantly from Malbec and known for being powerful, rich and dark. Pascal and Jean-Marc build on these terroir-driven qualities to produce wines that are very polished and remarkably balanced. These wines are quite approachable when young, but they also age exceptionally well.
The estate’s signature cedar tree also graces the labels of their Cedrus wines. The well-priced reds and whites are a great introduction to the wines of southwest France.
Martine’s Wines is the appointed importer for Château du Cèdre in all of the United States with the following exceptions: VA, MD, DC.