Château Calvimont Rouge, Graves 2018
- Grape: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
- Country : France, Bordeaux
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13.5%
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Tasting notes: Château Calvimont Rouge Graves
Château Calvimont Rouge Graves has a crunchy, hedgerow fruit with fine balance, medium, well-judged tannins, very drinkable and fresh on the finish.
Food Pairing: Château Calvimont Rouge Graves
Château Calvimont Rouge Graves works well with Beef or venison dishes
Xavier and Caroline Perromat took over Château Calvimont in 2012, along with Château de Cérons. The couple purchased Xavier’s parents’ estate and actively began to put their own stamp on the vines and the wines.
Château Calvimont comes from specific plots which have always belonged to the Cérons estate; the Marquis de Calvimont was the owner in the late 18th century. Viticulture is sustainable and winemaking in the gravity fed cellar is precise, producing restrained yet characterful wines with a fine minerality and balance. The vineyards are on a plateau of gravel over limestone overlooking the river Garonne, perfect terroir for Sémillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in particular.
The gravity-fed winery is designed for the gentlest processing of the hand-harvested grapes and this is particularly beneficial in the making of high quality wines. Fermentation took place in small, thermoregulated vats,and lasted 20 to 30 days depending on the variety. Malolactic fermentation took place in
cement vats before the wine was transferred to barrels (20% new) for twelve months.
Château Calvimont has always been part of the Château de Cérons estate and winemaking here is included in its shared sustainability programme. The owning Perromat family has been following a formal environmental management system for some time and, as of 2019, its estates are HVE certified.