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La Calma

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La Calma Bottle
Appellation
Penedès
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk
Altitude
350 meters
Fermentation
Hard harvested, native yeast fermentation in neutral 450L French oak
Aging
4-5 months in neutral 450L French oak barrels, then at least 2 years in bottle

Overview

La Calma is 100% Chenin Blanc from a vineyard of the same name planted in 1982. Fermented in neutral 450L French oak barrels and aged for 4-5 months in barrel before bottling then aging for an additional two years in bottle before release, this is a deeply mineral and saline version of Chenin with hints of lavender and garrigue.

 

Ratings & Reviews

93

2016 La Calma

Source: JS

94

2016 La Calma

Source: WA

93

2015 La Calma

Source: WA

94

2014 La Calma

Source: JS

95

2014 La Calma

Source: WA

94

2013 La Calma

Source: WA

93

2011 La Calma

Source: WA

94

2010 La Calma

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Penedès
  • Proprietor
    Carlos Esteva
  • Winemaker
    Carlos Esteva
  • Size / Elevation
    90 hectares / 300–450 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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