Cros des Calades ‘Dolmen’

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Cros des Calades ‘Dolmen’

Cros des Calades ‘Dolmen’

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ORANGE WINE, ORGANIC

Dry

APPELLATION

Vin de France

CEPAGE

30% Viognier, 70% Sauvignon blanc

TASTING NOTES

Complex and Aromatic with Spice aromas.

PAIRING

Cheese, Fish, Tomato Mozzarella Salad

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Serve at 10°C

Clay-Limestone Soils between the Rhône and les Cévennes
Mditerranéan Climate
30 ys old vines on average
fermentation with natural yeasts
20 days maceration in Inox vats
6 months in inox vats.

Cros des Calades is a new project from Benoit and Florence of Château de la Selve in Ardèche, France, both are farmed organically, and the wines are made naturally. Benoît, who is a charming fast-talker, headed straight into the vines waxing poetically in Franglais about this wild Ardechois terroir, arguably one of the least-tamed in France, planted to rocky, rolling hillsides and peppered between national parks featuring steep, swimmable river gorges where French adventure-seekers come for their summer holidays. In terms of wine, the Ardèche is akin to the Cotes du Rhone, but more fun. There’s far less pressure here to hit certain marks of ‘typicity’, so the region has fostered winemakers like Benoit and Florence who make something fundamentally new out of Grenache and Syrah. 

 

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