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Butte Rouge - 2017 - 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, this is Malbec in all its splendour!

Size
75 cl
Original features
Low-sulfite
Appellation
Cahors
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2026
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€39.50
VAT included

A 100% Malbec cuvée made from 45-year-old vines in conversion to organic viticulture and planted at an altitude of 330 metres on an east facing slope of red clay soils several metres deep, over Kimmeridgian bedrock. Grapes are picked by hand with small crates, destemmed, and transferred to vats by gravity, followed by a maceration for 30 days with indigenous yeasts. Matured on lees for two years in a single cask. The wine is neither fined nor filtered, with just a micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.

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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