Léon Verhaeghe from Morsleede in Flanders, left his native country in the early 20th century to settle in south-west France. His son Charles together with his wife Marie-Thérèse started a farm with mixed cultures in 1958 planting some vines on vineyard land devastated by the frosts in 1956. They have added one more hectare of vineyards in three different plots every year. The estate is now run by Charles' sons Pascal and Jean-Marc who studied winemaking in Burgundy & California, and Bordeaux respectively. There are 27 hectares in total and the estate has been certified organic since 2012. The main grape varieties grown here are Malbec (a.k.a. Cot), Tannat and Merlot. 'Camille' is 100% unoaked Malbec and is soft and juicy making for a great food wine.
A clear cherry-red in colour. The nose suggests fresh plums with a hint of cassis and cherry. In the mouth, well structured and surprisingly delicate with a juicy acidity leading to a clean finish. Try with noisettes of spring lamb, ravioli of cabbage with truffles or potato rosti with pear and spinach salad.