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Château Calissanne

Rouge

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A quintessentially terroir-driven red wine, Château Calissanne exudes Medeterranean aromas of garrigue scrubland and wild red berry fruits. Typicity and a very moreish style in the same bottle.

Tasting

2016 – An attractive bright red, this wine instantly proffers blackberries, blackcurrants and liquorice. The powerful nose gives way to a fleshy mouthfeel, with subtle tannins offering mouth-watering appeal. This terroir-driven wine is very well balanced: typicity, but a consensus-builder too!

additional Information

Terroir: Located in the north of the estate, with a southern-facing aspect. The varieties that make up this typical and mouth-watering wine are planted in chalky-clay soils.
Degrés: 13,5%
Serve at: Serve at : 16°C
Grapes: 20% Grenache - 40% Syrah - 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking

The grapes are vatted at low temperature (10-12°C) and then cold-macerated for a few days. Vinification is short, so that the cuvée retains all of its rounded profile and fruitiness. After the various varieties are blended, the wine is bottled in the spring.

Food and Wine suggestions

A pleasant companion for convivial mealtimes: meat dishes, fine poultry, and cheese.

And an unsuspected side: served chilled, it goes really well with fish (John Dory pot au feu, swordfish, tuna).

Awards & Medals

  • 2 étoiles – Château Calissanne – Rouge – 2016
    Guide Hachette des Vins 2018

    Cabernet-sauvignon et syrah à parts égales (40% chacun) et un appoint de grenache pour la cuvée principale du domaine ; un vin ample, riche, puissant, intense, complexe sur un mélange d’épices et de fruits mûrs.

  • Médaille d’Argent – Château Calissanne – Rouge – 2014
    Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2017
  • Médaille d’Argent – Château Calissanne – Rouge – 2015
    Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2017
  • Médaille d’Argent – Château Calissanne – Rouge – 2016
    Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2018