Super ripe, elegant and juicy red from Maya and Nicolas of Domaine la Calmette. Composed of 75% Malbec and 25% Merlot farmed organically from their 7 hectare domaine in Cahors, South West France. Soils are a mix of Kimmeridgian and Marl and the vines here are between 15 and 45 years old. This is a beautiful expression of natural Malbec from two very happy and skilled winemakers.
All of the grapes come from their own vineyards, and all within Trespoux- Rassiels in the Cahors appellation. This is at the highest altitude in the region, roughly 340-360m, a point that experiences a very high diurnal range and hence leads to a wonderful freshness in the wines. Their parcels sit on three distinct soils: Kimmeridgian, iron-rich red clay, and marl. These all produce slightly different sensations on the palate, and blended together they create the ideal balance between tension, acidity, concentration, and fruit.
Vinification: 20% whole bunch, the rest was lightly destemmed. Both varieties were co- fermented in concrete with light maceration for one week to maintain very fine tannins. After pressing, the wine was mainly kept in concrete, with a small part going into a steel tank for a total of 12 months. Racked once, bottled unfined, unfiltered.
Natural winemaking with 10mg S02 added only at bottling for stability.
13% / 75cl