Grapes: Malbec, Merlot Style: Red ABV:13% Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Size: 75cl
Another amazing red from the wine wizards at Domaine de la Calmette. High altitude soils bring us an incredible minerality we can’t resist! Generously aromatic and brimming with blueberries, blackberries, gentle tannins, and a long and stoney finish. Carrying a beautiful structure, this table red goes perfectly with a cheeseboard, and will guarantee to impress all your pals.
The grapes are grown on three types of soil on the property: red clay, marl and kimmeridgan, hence why the name of this bottle is “Trespots” meaning “three wells”.
Maya Sallée & Nicolas Fernandez formed Domaine La Calmette in 2015 within the Trespoux-Rassiels region of Cahors in Southern France. Their high-altitude vineyards are ideal for the fresh and rural-tasting wines they produce. Here the diurnal range is vast, with very cold evenings leading into very hot days. The resulting wines are fresh, drinkable, with approachable acidity but still retain the deep colour of Malbec and its primary varietal character. Although Maya and Nicolas’ approach in the cellar is very minimal and hands-off, striving for no additions whatsoever, their technical background helps them to craft natural wines of ultimate precision. Maya used to work in an analysis lab in Alsace and consulted with the likes of Patrick Meyer, Christian Binner, Pierre Frick etc, so whilst most decisions are ultimately based on feeling, there is a scientific backbone to rely on when needed.