Owner: Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe
Léon Verhaeghe from Morsleede in Flanders, left his native country in the early 20th century to settle in south-western France. His son Charles together with his wife Marie-Thérèse started a farm with mixed cultures in 1958 planting some vines on the property, and adding one hectare of vineyards in three different plots every year.
While still distilling lavender, Charles bottles his first wine in 1973. His sons, Jean-Marc and Pascal belong to the second generation. A passionate of motor cycles, Pascal discovers or “rediscovers” the vineyard while visiting a friend in Burgundy, Jean-Marie Guffens in 1980.
“During the “Route du Bol d’Or”, a motorcycle race, I just stopped to salute Jean-Marie... I stayed several days and did my first real harvest.” Eight years later, after having studied enology in Macon Davayé and experienced wine making in Burgundy and at Saintsbury in the Napa Valley, he decides to take over the estate, together with his brother Jean-Marc, a qualified oenologist who obtained his first wine making experience at La Tour Blanche in Sauternes.
While Jean-Marc is responsible for the vineyards, Pascal takes care of the wines and their distribution. From the beginning, their project is based on a great complicity and the convergence of their points of view.
Cahors has a unique and superb terroir. This means you may create great and complex wines that will evolve for years, as well as more simple and lighter wines with similar characteristics due their origin. Wine brands allow us to propose typical “commodity wines” to our customers.
Varietals Produced: Malbec, Merlot, Tannat
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