Nyctalope - 2020 - Maya Sallée et Nicolas Fernandez
Domaine La Calmette
A red sparkling Pet Nat? That's original. Made of Malbec?? Now that’s different! A nose of small black berries, bright fruit, and redcurrant... The palate is fresh and clean, without residual sugars, and a fine bubble that reveals a finish with light tannins. One of our favourites!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2025
A 100% Malbec natural sparkling wine from 20- to 30-year-old vines on two plots, just 4 ares in size, planted at 330 metres altitude on clay-limestone soils facing east. Grapes are picked by hand with small crates, followed by direct pressing for part of the grapes and maceration for the other, all with indigenous yeasts. Bottled just before the sugars are finished to create the natural sparkle in the bottle (otherwise known as méthode ancestrale). Disgorged after 12 months on laths. Neither fined nor filtered, and ZERO sulphur!
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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