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Domaine La Calmette, 'Butte Rouge' Cahors NV
France / Red

Domaine La Calmette, 'Butte Rouge' Cahors NV

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Becky Wasserman and Co.:

This is a one-off, multi-vintage blend for Butte Rouge. In 2017, they decided to do a second cuvée of Butte Rouge with 100% whole cluster inclusion. This cuvée truly displayed the juicy, freshness of the vintage, and they decided to age it for 36 months in barrel to obtain the same supple texture that the typical 100% de-stemmed version conveys, all while maintaining the enhanced complexity of the whole cluster fermentation. They then blended this cuvée with their Butte Rouge 2018, which was more classically vinified – almost entirely de-stemmed, with just a small fraction of whole clusters. 2018 was a dry, hot year and the resulting wine was rather rich, concentrated and opulent, but with the characteristic freshness and elegance inherent to the terroir. They found that the blend of the two vintages was more complete than each one’s individual expression, all while staying true to the essence of Butte Rouge – a wine that is simultaneously generous yet incredibly delicate.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Cahors
Region
Southwest
Varieties
Malbec
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Kimmeridgian
Winemaking
Aged in neutral oak barrels.