Bois Grand - 2018 - Maya Sallée et Nicolas Fernandez
Domaine La Calmette
A complex nose with hints of small black fruit, blackberry jam, peony, and liquorice... The palate is silky and dense, with beautiful substance, perfect maturity and melted tannins. Worth decanting – this is a cuvée crafted for gastronomy.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2027
A blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot, from a single 0.6-ha parcel of 30-year-old vines, farmed organically and planted on clay-limestone soils over marls and Kimmeridgian bedrock, facing west at 340 metres altitude. Harvesting is done by hand with small crates. Vinification is natural: the grapes are destemmed then moved into vats by gravity, and macerated for 30 days. The wine is matured in barrels that have seen three to four wines, on the lees, before finishing in casks. Neither fined nor filtered, and just a microdose of sulphur at bottling.
Maya Sallée et Nicolas Fernandez
Maya Sallée ans Nicolas Fernandez from La Calmette Estate embodies Cahors' resurgence. After graduating from their agronomist studies in Toulouse, they've travelled all around the world and pilled up about 15 years worth of winegrowing knowledge by themselves, as they went to Uruguay, the Mouton-Rotschild Vineyard and the Opus One Estate, passing by Mexico and New Zealand as well as the...All wines
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