Fleur de Calcaire is made from a single-parcel vineyard on top of the limestone plateau of Saint-Vivien, in the South-West of France, a few kilometers from Saint-Emilion. In fact our altitude (85m to 100m), soil profile (clay & limestone) and cool micro-climate are similar to those of the upper hills of Saint-Emilion.
It is a wine focused on Terroir: made from Merlot and Cabernet-Franc grapes grown on 8 hectares of rocky limestone soils, certified organic, and aged only partially in barrels, in order to keep the natural minerality which comes from our soils.
Robe: Deep ruby with clear rims.
Nose: Fresh raspberry, blackberry, red cherry, graphite, sweet spices, graphite and a hint of musk. Little oak influence and focusing more on primary aromatics.
Palate: Suave entrace, powerful mid-palate with some rich tannins and a mix of fresh red and dark fruits. Tense finish on cherry core, chalky minerality, musk and licorice.
Service Tips: Decant 1 hour. Drink between 2022-2030. Pair with grilled or sauce-based meats.
Technical Data: Aged 20% in French oak, 80% Merlot / 20% Cab. Franc, ABV: 14.3%, TA: 3.50, pH: 3.52, DIAM-5 cork.
Robe: Bright purple-ruby with clear rims.
Nose: Sweet dark berries and plum with some vanilla, sweet spices, a smoky graphite minerality and a hint of pepper.
Palate: The entry is smooth and opens up slowly with generous red fruits (plum and cherry) before evolving to dark berries, sweet spices and a chalky minerals on the finish. The tanins are fine and chewy, and the acidity is lively. This wine is fresh and elegant, offering a subtle balance between fruit purity, oaky tones and minerality.
Service Tips: Bottle-breathing 30min. Drink between 2020-2025. Pair with meats and sauce-based dishes.
Technical Data: Aged 20% in French oak, 80% Merlot / 20% Cab. Franc, ABV: 13.0%, TA: 3.60, pH: 3.45, TCA-free guaranteed cork.