Monday, 20 August 2007

Calvet-Thunevin Cuvee Constance 2005, VdP des Cotes Catalanes, France

This is a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Carignan, and 10% Syrah.

Cotes Catalanes lies in Roussillon which is north of Perpignan. The grapes come from 10.5 hectares. The soils are 70% schistes and 30% clayey limestone. The average age of the vines is 45 years. Ageing was done in concrete tanks. 19,600 bottles were produced.

The wine is the result of a collaboration between Roger Calvet and Jean-Luc Thunevin.

Colour : Purple

Aroma : Spicy, blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla

Taste : Spicy finish, vanilla, dark fruits

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 109 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Calvet
Website : Thunevin

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