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Domaine La Calmette - Bois Grand 2020

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    • Style: Red, natural/low intervention
    • Grape: 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot
    • Region: Cahors, France 🇫🇷
    • ABV: 13.5%
    • Bottle size: 750ml

    This is a single vineyard wine from ‘Bois Grand,’ one of three prized parcels. All of their vines are 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. This vineyard sits exclusively on kimmeridgian bedrock, a rare feature for this appellation and an even rarer feature for red wines. This gives an unusually mineral character, a tense acidity, and accentuates Malbec’s delicate floral and spicy perfume. The tension is cut just enough by Merlot’s softer, rounder character, creating a wonderfully expressive and balanced palate from these complementary varieties.