La Calmette Trespotz 2018

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Cahors, South West France
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites

New-school Cahors. All of the grapes come from their own vineyards, and all 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. The Malbec for Trespotz comes from across most of their parcels and hence expressing a rounded blend of their three terroirs: siderolithic red clay, marl,
and kimmeridgian. The linear, acidic, mineral and tense character of the wine from their Kimmeridgian soils is beautifully balanced out by the width and soft texture that comes from the red clay and marl parcels.

Trespotz’ is the name of their village in Occitan (ancient local language still spoken today). The wine features grapes from all their parcels and from all soils present in the village. Trespotz means ‘Trois Puits’ or ‘Three Wells,’ which has been a distinguishing feature and a huge asset of this unusual village since Roman times.