• Ownership

      M. Xavier Jean

    • Director

      M. Denis Pomarède

    • Oenologist

      M. Thomas Duclos

    • Presentation

      We harvested CALICEM on September 27, 2019, a date comparable to that of the 2015 and 2018 harvests. The berries were fully ripe and dense, but also well balanced, revealing complex aromatics as soon as they arrived on the sorting table. There was no search for too much oak, instead to emphasize silky and naturally concentrated
      tannins from these very old vines, while keeping
      CALICEM trademark long, saline and salivating finale.

    • Origin

      Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    • History

      Plot acquired in 2014, adjacent to the classified plots of Couvent des Jacobins on the Southwest Slope, and at the Lieu-dit Mazerat, at the heart of the Southwest Amphitheater.

    • Estate size

      About 1 hectare

    • Vineyard age

      Vines of about 60 years.

    • Yield

      Yields were limited to about 25 hectolitres per hectare given the age of the vines.

    • Production

      Only about 2,300 bottles plus a few large formats.

    • Blend

      100% merlot.

    • Vine works

      Special attention placed on managing the old age of the vines. Plot conducted using the requirements of organic farming.

    • Harvest

      100 % hand harvests on September 27, 2019, with a first grape selection on the vine.

    • Winemaking

      Whole-barrel vinification ('vinification intégrale') in six 500-litre barrels for the whole plot. Daily slow manual pigeages for color extraction. Barrel-specific extractions at moderate temperatures to obtain silky tannins.

    • Ageing

      Exclusively in new French oak barrels of 500L from the Allier / Tronçais / Bertranges forests. Ageing during 22 months in oak.

    • Miscellaneous Data

      Alcohol: 14.5% vol. and pH of about 3.70. CALICEM 2019 was bottled in September 2021.

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