Grapes: 100% Malbec
Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe form one of the most passionate, hard-working and skilled team of winegrowers we have ever come across. The work of Jean-Marc consists of growing, biodynamically close-to-perfect grapes in the vineyards, while Pascal meticulously transforms these grapes into arguably, the greatest Malbec wines to be found anywhere.
The 27-ha vineyard is planted on 3 parcels, the first consists of calcareous-clay soils, very stoney on the surface, the other two are covered with rolled stones and the subsoils are made of layers of sands with traces of iron followed by silica and clay. The perfect land to grow grapes. Numerous passages are made in the vineyard to ensure the perfect health, quality and ripeness of the grapes, and all the work is done by hand as, since 1992, no chemicals have been used.
Marcel Malbec is the latest release from the Verhaeghe brothers, grown on chalky hills on the first and second terrasses of Cahors. The philosophy of hard work in the vineyard and light hand in the winery is truly respected here, the short maceration and low extraction gave the wine delicious and precise fruity notes as well as an authentic French South West character.