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Minimal sulphites

South West


Butte Rouge - 2017 et 2018 - Maya Sallée et Nicolas Fernandez

Domaine La Calmette

A nose of black fruits, with notes of elderflowers, blood orange, and hints of white pepper... Palate: this is a full-bodied wine, serious and voluptuous in the mouth, with solid tannins, great structure, beautiful freshness, and a long finish. A cuvée crafted for meals and friends!

Size
75 cl
Original features
Low-sulfite
Appellation
Cahors
Degree of alcohol
14.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2030
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€39.50
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A blend of two vintages: 100% Malbec from 47-year-old vines farmed organically and planted on a 1-ha plot of deep red clay soils over Kimmeridgian bedrock, at 330 metres altitude, facing east. Harvested by hand, the best grapes from the parcel were selected for this cuvée. Vinification with whole berries in 2017, and destemmed in 2018. The grapes are moved into vats by gravity, followed by gentle maceration. Two years of maturation on lees in barrels that have seen two to three wines. Neither fined nor filtered, just a tiny pinch of sulfites.

Maya Sallée et Nicolas Fernandez

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...

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