Blended from carignan, grenache, and syrah, this Tradition 2012 surprises via the intensity of its bouquet of aromas. With a bright garnet color, it offers a nose reminiscent of wild berries, spices, and pepper, and then reveals a dainty mouth, fresh but still well supported by some rather soft tannins for the vintage. This is a wine for simple meals, yet it's tasty and full of friendliness.
40% Grenache, 40% Carignan, 20% Syrah. Estate bottled by Chateau de Calavon, which belongs to the Audibert family who have been making wine in Lambesc for five generations. It is, without doubt, the oldest vineyard in the surrounding area. This 116-acre vineyard was first cultivated by the Princes of Orange before being divided up after the French Revolution and slowly reconstructed through the centuries. In the middle of the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence area, the history of the chateau is closely linked to the wine tradition. Chateu de Calavon's wines have always been known for their character: aromatic, powerful, and well bodied. Their reds and roses are regularly mentioned in wine guides and regularly obtain medals in competitions. For several years, the chateau's team has set many qualitative objectives including the development of a great white wine and exceptional red wines that give real expressions of their terroir.