2018 Chateau de Calavon Provence Rosé

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This rosé is a blend of Grenache, Vermentino and Syrah. It is light-bodied with aromas of lavender, dried herbs, watermelon, white flowers, and peach. On the palate this wine is full of white peach, ripe melon, grapefruit, and Meyer lemon. Organic farming practices.

This would pair well with grilled shrimp and a light lemon butter pasta, Comté or gruyere cheese. 

 

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Château de Calavon | Provence, France

In the heart of Pays d’Aix, Château de Calavon belongs to the Audibert family, who have been making wine in Lambesc for 5 generations. It is, without doubt, the oldest vineyard in the surrounding area.

The village of Lambesc is well known both for its historical and economic reputation as well as its exceptional terroir and dedication to organic farming. Every vineyard in Lambesc is farmed 100% organically, leading the way for the rest of Provence.

The entire staff at the Château is dedicated to producing strong and structured wines with a hint of terroir and the long maturing process ensures elegance and character. The Château, Tradition and Réserve offer a wide variety of red, white and rosés which are concentrated and expressive.

With winemaker Sébastien Philibert at the helm, Château Calavon perpetuates tradition, aiming for the highest quality of wine with balance and finesse.

The vineyards of Château de Calavon are made up of small, terraced plots that are sometimes inaccessible and often difficult to work. The vineyards have a stony, clay-limestone soil and sit on hills with south-east facing exposure. Their vines are a part of the coveted “Terroir du Mistral” in the appellation Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. The famous mistral winds allow for early harvesting of the grapes, preserving the concentration of flavor acquired during the high heat of the summer.

This wine was made via direct press of Grenache and Syrah that is blended together with the Vermentino. The blending process is followed by low-temperature vinification with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks.

Our cellar and wine storehouse are located in a 17th century house in the heart of Lambesc village. That means this cellar is 100 years old! It used to be an ancient coaching inn, that has been entirely renovated. Our wines have been elaborated here with great know-how for five generations.

Get to know our winemakers, why we love them, and why it is more important than ever to support them.

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Grenache

Known as Grenache, or Garnacha (in Spain), this hot-climate grape vine can produce high-intensity, high-alcohol, flavorful medium-bodied red wines. Thinner skinned and low in tannin, Grenache is staple grape for not only producing red wine, but also Rosé. Ever hear of a “GSM” blend? Grenache, while lovely on its own, is a great partner to blend with Syrah, it’s bigger and bolder friend, as well as Mourvèdre. Mostly grown throughout Spain and in Southern France, particularly the Southern Rhône, Grenache is becoming increasingly popular in other hotter-climate regions. A go-to glass of wine for the end of a long work day!

Provence, France

Bordered by the Mediterranean, this picturesque region is known for kind hospitality, the smell of fresh lavender and herbs in the air, and fresh and delicate wines. Provence is primarily known for its production of rosé wine, which accounts for the vast majority of wine, although red wine is also made here. Provence rosé tends to be pale in color, light-bodied, dry, and aromas and flavors of elegant red fruits and herbs. With a resembling climate to its neighbor in the north, the Rhône Valley, Provence is using similar primary grape varietals in their production of both rosé and red wines. These include Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon. For white wine production, Ugni Blanc, Rolle, Sémillon, and Clairette take the lead for grapes.

Provence is home to three main appellations including Côte de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence. Côte de Provence being the largest appellation in the region encompasses the majority of wine production. Additionally, there are a few pockets of vineyards near the coastline that were given their own individual Appellation contrôlée, the most important is considered to be Bandol. Located to the east of Marseille, Bandol is putting out highly-regarded red wines traditionally using the Mourvèdre grape. These wines tend to be dark, full-bodied with powerful tannins allowing them to age for decades.

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