Château Calvimont Graves white – 10 years Edition
10 years old…
To celebrate their 10 years at the helm of Château de Cérons, Xavier and Caroline Perromat have tailored new labels to the bottles of Château Calvimont.
A beautiful way to pay homage to the Marquis de Calvimont who made the property shine in the 18th century.
These bottles are an ode to the quality of the terroir of Cérons and Graves, to the diversity of the plants and to the beauty of the Gironde nature that has surrounded Xavier and Caroline since their childhood and to the finesse of the wines they make.
Immortelles and arbutus trees from the Arcachon basin, the big maple tree from the park of the Château de Cérons, present these creations in all their splendour.
The year 2022 was marked by a mild and dry winter leading to an early budding. The spring is mild and wet with no pest pressure. Flowering took place quickly in very favorable, dry and warm conditions. The harvest prospects are very good on our Graves soils. The vines resisted the heat and drought well and remained green and vigorous until the harvest. Two storms in August allowed the grapes to finish ripening. The first white grape harvest took place on 19 August. The juices were rich, well-balanced and had good acidity, and the volumes were moderate. The first Merlot were harvested at the beginning of September, followed by the Cabernet. The red grapes were harvested serenely as they matured throughout the month. The wines are magnificent, colorful, fruity and concentrated. Color, smoothness, creaminess, and freshness are the key features of this vintage. 2022 is a brilliant vintage with great ageing potential.
2021 « A tightrope walker’s balance, a goldsmith’s precision, an angel’s patience, steel nerves and an unwavering optimism were needed to hope to produce a few barrels this year.
The vintage begins with a month punctuated by nights spent fighting against the effects of frost. A fight that was successful depending on the parcels, the heart of the Graves was unfortunately well hit.
The incessant rainfall throughout May, the second half of June and the first half of July required constant attention to avoid mildew. The month of September offering us sunny and warm days followed by cool nights, allowed us to reach, step by step, a satisfactory maturity and a very rare vintage… but worthy of interest.
Worldwide wine that has made Bordeaux so famous, 2021 is the vintage of reflections on the future. »
2020 « vintage is particularly marked by a warm climate. The winter is mild, with little rainfall, accompanied by unusually warm temperatures. The budburst is early. The spring, warm and damp, favors an active growth.
By contrast, the summer is dry and very hot, slowing down the maturation of the grapes. Fortunately, we receive a series of small stormy rains from mid-August onwards which boosts the ripening of the grapes. At harvest time, the berries are beautiful, very healthy and have a remarkable organoleptic quality.
The wines are rich, aromatic and precise. The vintage is generous and intense. A tasty and voluptuous wine.»