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The calendes, day of the new moon, symbolize the passage of time. This breathing of nature, paced by the lunar cycles, which guides the wine grower all along the year. Coming from both alluvial and granitic soils, “Calendes” is the expression of the three main Terroirs of Crozes Hermitage, shaped by the Rhône and the Isère rivers since time immemorial.
Glacial alluvial deposits with a lot of rounded pebbles, stones and gravel in the districts of Mercurol and Beaumont-Monteux. Granitic soils of in the district of Larnage
The grapes are destemmed and the vinification takes place in vats. Extraction made by punching down and pumping over. The maceration lasts around 20 days. Temperature-controlled vinification.
The wine is partly matured in large oak barrels for 8 months before bottling.
Colour: very intense purplish red. Nose: red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. Palate: ample and generous, final of ripe fruits and spicy touch.