Château de Calavon

In the heart of Provence, The Château de Calavonis closely linked to the wine tradition and is among the most important historic vineyards of the Pays d’Aix. This 60-hectare vineyard was first cultivated by the Princes of Orange before being divided up after the French Revolution and slowly reconstructed through the centuries. 

The vineyard is all in one block and is lined with forests and hills. It constitutes an ecologic microcosm, preserved and authentic, cultivated to respect nature and the environment.  

Property of the Audibert family for five generations that perpetuates the tradition,

 

aiming for the highest quality, such as in the elaboration of a white wine of great finesse, and exceptional red wines.

Château de Calavon is a fine mixture of traditional spirit and modern assets.

The whole staff of the Château is working to produce wines with a tang of soil, strong and structured, with a long-lasting maturing process assuring elegance and character. The Château de Calavon cuvée and the cuvée La Réserveoffer a range of concentrated and expressive wines of the three colors.

The wines

  • Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Red 2013

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Red 2013

    This Cuvée is blend of grapes from vineyards planted on south east hillside terraces and benefiting from the best sunshine. Grapes are harvested at optimum maturity and after natural extraction are aged during almost 30 months in concrete tanks. 

    The result is a wine with a great amplitude and tannic structure, with a long lasting and delicate taste and a slightly minty note on the finish.

    This wine is excellent to accompany roasted lamb, venison and mature goat cheese.

     

    Varietal

    Syrah (55%), Grenache (30%), Cabernet-Sauvignon (15%) 

    Soils

    Clay-limestone, stony

    Robe

    Deep and attractive ruby color

    Nose

    Elegant on black fruit aromas, blackberries, blackcurrants, black cherries with notes of spices, thyme and wild berries

    Palate

    Tannic structure, delicate with a long lasting finish

    Serve

    T°16-17°C

    Potential aging

    3 - 5 years

    Yields

    N/A hl/ha

    Alcohol

    14,5°

     

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  • Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé 2018

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé 2018

    This is the unique cuvée of rosé from Château de Calavon. It comes from a rigorous selection of the best vines. The yields are small and the fermentation is slow.

    Both round and fresh, it’s the rosé for gourmet tables.

    This wine can be an ideal partner for starters but also throughout the meal, with grilled meats, lamb, tagine and Asian cuisine.

    Varietal

    Syrah (48%), Grenache (37%), Vermentino (15%) 

    Soils

    Clay-limestone, stony

    Robe

    Pale pink with hints of peach

    Nose

    Summer fruit aromas with raspberry, peach and spices

    Palate

    Very well-balanced, with a pleasant roundness, supported by vivacious and persistent fruit aromas

    Serve

    T°10-12°C

    Potential aging

    3 years

    Yields

    N/A hl/ha

    Alcohol

    13°

     

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  • Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2018 White

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

    Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2018 White

    Not less than 4 grape varieties are blend to produce this white wine. After a meticulous selection, the grapes are aged on lees. 

    This cuvée combines elegance and freshness with subtle aromas. Its long finish will surprise you.

    This wine can be served throughout the meal from starter to dessert: scallops with mushrooms, salmon steak, sea bream, summer fruits pie... 

    Varietal

    Vermentino (70%), Sémillon (15%), Sauvignon (10%), Clairette (5%)

    Soils

    Clay-limestone, stony

    Robe

    Pure yellow with golden hints

    Nose

    Delicate aromas of exotic fruits with floral and mineral notes

    Palate

    Intense, full bodied and long finish. Well balanced and delicate wine

    Serve

    T°10-12°C

    Potential aging

    3 years

    Yields

    N/A hl/ha

    Alcohol

    13,5° 

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  • A complex blend of Syrah and Cabernet- Sauvignon that can age in bottle for many years. It is the result of a rigorous selection from the best juices. After a long maceration, it’s matured in French oak barrels for one year.

    With its deep garnet color and harmonious aromas of precious wood and jammy fruit, this wine has a full-bodied structure with elegant tannins. Its real potential emerges after 4 years in the bottle.

    This wine is perfect to accompany red meat, game and matured cheeses. Interesting with black chocolate desserts.

    Varietal

    Syrah (75%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)

    Soils

    Clay-limestone, stony

    Robe

    Very intense red

    Nose

    Fruit aromas on the nose, slightly oaky with notes of menthol. After aeration, the fruit is revealed, spicy with notes of coffee, licorice and cinnamon

    Palate

    Full bodied wine with hints of vanilla, silky and dense tannins, great concentration, with an elegant and lingering finish

    Serve

    T°16-17°C Open 1 or 2 hours before serving

    Potential aging

    15 years or more

    Yields

    N/A hl/ha

    Alcohol

    14,5°

     

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