TERROIR : Carignan from clay/limestone and chalky marl, Grenache noir from clay/limestone, schist and chalky marl.
HARVEST : hand picked
VINIFICATION : Fermented in concrete
Aged in neutral oak
Deep medium crimson color. Aromas of wood, leather and dark fruit. Good tannins with a medium finish.
Jean-Philippe Padié was born and raised in Burgundy, but always dreamed of returning to his grandparent's home in the Southwest. In 2001, after his studies, he moved to the famous village of Calce to make natural wine alongside the domaine's of Gauby, Matassa, Horizon, and Pithon. He works with no additives or sulphites. His wines are distinctly crafted, with a lifted quality rare in the Roussillon.
Calce is famous for its tectonic marvel of striated bedrock -- a veritable playground for soil geeks and biodynamic seekers alike. Vines are pinstriped along limestone, clay, marl, and granite striations, allowing for many controlled fermentations and blends that put the prowess of a winemaker like Philippe at center stage. These wines are first class, always clean and elegant, always giving, and always fodder for lots of conversation.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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