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Crocus, 2014 Crocus 'Le Calcifere' Malbec

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"This is one of the wines in a joint venture between Bertrand Vigouroux of Cahors and California winemaker/consultant Paul Hobbs. It is rich without ever being too firm or extracted. The fruits are right there along with vibrant acidity and plenty of room for the wine to open up. Drink from 2021. Paul Hobbs Selections. Cellar Selection. —R.V."
–Jun-18

Crocus, 2014 Crocus 'Le Calcifere' Malbec


Crocus, 2014 Crocus 'Le Calcifere' Malbec

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2014 Crocus 'Le Calcifere' Malbec
Crocus

100% Malbec

VINEYARDS Fruit coming from three select terroirs of the Lot Valley: the Plateau, the 3rd and 4th Terrace. High density plantings with 12,350 vines per acre. Hand harvested the first week of October.

SOIL
Plateau: Kimmeridgian limestone rocks, iron rich red clay
3rd Terrace: Pebbles, clay, san, iron concretion, very ancient alluvial deposits
4th Terrace: Limestone screes, gravels, very anceitn alluvial deposits

VINIFICATION AND AGING 3 day cold soak, 22 days total of maceration. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% single use French oak barrels.

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