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Cahors “Calcaire”

Château les Croisille

£18.50

Not your average Malbec, packed with raspberry and pomegranate flavours.

Not your average Malbec, packed with raspberry and pomegranate flavours.

Winemaker
Bernard & Cécile Croisille 
Grape(s)
100% Malbec
Classification
AOP Cahors
Region / Country
South-West / France
ABV
Alc 13 vol
Production
Organic
Certification
Ecocert

More About This Wine

Let’s start with a caveat for the lover of classic (read: boring) malbec. There is absolutely nothing jammy to be had here. This Cahor “Calcare” is packed with fresh raspberry, pomegranate and juicy blackberry fruit with a smooth and supple mouthfeel and remarkable minerality. Its structure is dense, but it is lifted by a spiky acidity towards the mid-palate. It ends with super silky tannins, softened from old wood ageing.

Hows it's made

The grapes are manually de-stemmed, the extraction happens by light punching down and daily pumping over. Macerated for 30 days at 28℃. The wine is then aged for 18 months in old 225L barrels before being bottled with no filtration.