Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rouge

Château de Calavon

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Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

Variety

55% Syrah
30% Grenache
15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Unusual, for the region, Château de Calavon has made their red wine of primary focus for over a century, as their limestone terroir in Lambesc is particularly suited to red grapes, especially the very old Grenache vines which are blended with Syrah and Cabernet, then aged for several years in the cellar before release.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Chateau de Calavon has a single 60 hectare block of vineyards around the Chateau surrounded by trees and woodland scrub on all sides

Soil type

Terrassed vineyards on Clay Limestone rocky soils. The classic red blend from Calavon comes from the oldest goblet trained vines on the property

Vines planted in40 years average
Vinification

Each grape variety vinified separately. Prefermentation cold maceration, 100% destemmed. Fermentation in concrete tanks with native years

Elevage2 years in concrete tanks, then 4 years in bottle before release
Additional info
Total production average7,600 bottles
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