Château du Cèdre in Cahors – Malbec's spiritual home before its arrival in Mendoza – has been driving innovation in the region for decades under the direction of brothers Pascal and Jean-Marc, who banned pesticides in the vineyards in 2002 and gained their organic certification in 2012. Marcel, their entry-level bottling, is light, fruity and easygoing, though earthier than New World expressions of the grape. Try it with burgers, barbecue, or by itself!
Pairing: A Glass and a Couch
REGION: Southwest France, FRANCE