Babiole Andrea Calek 2022
|Grapes||Grenache - Syrah|
|Varietal||Vin de France|
|Pairings||Fresh Cheese, Baked Blue Fish, Seasoned Salumi|
Babiole is a cuvee made of an assembly of Grenache and Syrah, fermented with a carbonic maceration for about 18 days without any sulphite addition. Carbon maceration occurs with intact grapes(Chauvet style), The grapes come from vineyards on limestone clay soils.
Andrea Calek is a Czech-born boy who has traveled far and wide across Europe before set up in France. His formative experiences of natural wine vinification has been made in Provence and in the Vallée du Rhone.
Then he came in the Ardeche, he learnt from winegrowers in the area, especially with Gerald Oustric, and decided that it was the moment to stop his caravan. He lives literally in the vineyards where he continues to achieve his goal: making wine without adding anything.
He's a true purist, he is directed only at the absolute pursuit of natural. Only Alice Feiring could find him in the Ardeche countryside and tell about him so well in the world. Its wines are entering in the memory of the true nature lovers.