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2017 Domaine La Calmette 'l'Espace Bleu Entre les Nuages'

$73.00

Region: Cahors, France

Variety: Malbec

There are two sides to Cahors: the alluvial valley of the Lot river, and the plateaux or 'Causses' as they are called locally. The latter is where you will find Cahors’ most captivating wines. The soils in the Causses are Kimmeridgian bedrock (of Chablis and Sancerre fame) with a topsoil of clay and Siderolithic, a very iron-rich soil which imparts a distinct umami quality to its wine. 

Maya and Nicolas at Domaine La Calmette are not alone in making great wine on the Causses, there is a group of forward-thinking vignerons, with Fabien Jouves flying the flag for the region for years. Consequently, and excitingly, Cahors from the Causses is becoming better known and appreciated. Calmette's vibrant expressions are a combination of thoughtful viticulture, lighter extraction and low to no sulphur resulting in energetic, saline, mineral, complex wines with an unmistakable DNA of freshness running through each cuvee. Incredibly exciting wines!

100% Malbec from a single site of 35 year old vines on Kimmeridgian. A chewy, pliable texture reminiscent of blackberry panna cotta. In fact, has a vanilla/black fruit play that's just so supple and pleasing. Yet, as with all their wines, there is that tight core of lively acidity that refreshes after each sip. Delightfully moreish.