Le Calcifère 2014
Le Calcifère is a traditional wine with a concentrated, new world polish, highlighting the expressions of specific sites within the three select terroirs of the Lot Valley.
Fruit selected from the Plateau, the 3rd and 4th Terrace
• High density planting 12,350 vines/acres (5000 vines/ha)
• 2.2 tons per acres (40hl/ha)
• Hand-harvested between the October 1st – 4th
• Fermentations in small stainless steel tanks
• 18 months in 50% new, 50% single use French oak barrels (225l)
"Le Calcifère translated literally in French, means “the one which contains lime”. It refers directly to the limestone content of the soils."
Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering. Weather-wise, summer was quite autumnal; however, in September the Crocus vineyard sites experienced a sunny, dry Indian summer (with a record number of sunny days), with a marked thermal amplitude, ideal for optimal maturity and vine health.
An intensely dark wine with touches of fuchsia on the rim. This generous Malbec brims with aromas of black and red cherry, blueberry cheesecake and spice box. The palate is concentrated and bright, cascading with focused flavors of brioche, fresh red plum, dark chocolate and nutmeg supported by fine-grained tannins.