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Calligramme

Calligramme

Calligramme is a wine produced from vines aged over 50 years.

  • APPELLATION:
    - Jasnières. White wine, dry to medium dry (see info per vintage)
  • GRAPE VARIETY:
    - Chenin 100%. Old vines - over 50 years.
  • SOIL (TERROIR):
    - Clay with flint on tuffeau (limestone). Parcels oriented south/south-west to south/south-east in the crescent of Jasnières. Slopes down to the Loir.
  • VITICULTURE:
    - Ground works : ploughing, earthing-up and hoeing. No weed killers.
    - Maximum yields 35 hl/ha. Manual harvest.
  • VINIFICATION:
    - Natural fermentation in barrels.
    - The final balance is the work of nature.
  • TASTING:
    - 2015 : Aged for 20 months in 500-liter barrels, this chenin from 70-year-old vines is astounding in purity and brilliance, combining nuanced flavors of zest, spices pushed to a chiseled and elegantly bitter finish. What a bottle!.
    18 /20 - Editor's choice
    Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2018.
  • SERVICE:
    Service: Serve in carafe at 13°C.
    See also: maturity period and food matches
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PRESS REVIEWS

Robert Parker

2005: 91-93 (tasted before blending)
2004:   93     (Wine Advocate #172)

"Revue du Vin de France" Wine Guide

2015:   18 /20    Editor's Choice (2018 ed.)
2014:   17.5 /20 Editor's Choice (2017 ed.)
2013:   16.5 /20 (2016 ed.)
2011:   17 /20   (2014 ed.)
2010:   18 /20 - supreme balance (2013 ed.)
2009:   18 /20 - a Loire Grand Cru ! (2012 ed.)

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide

2015: 16 /20 - (2018 ed.)
2011: 17 /20 - (2014 ed.)
2010: 17 /20 - (2013 ed.)

Gault Millau Wine Guide

2009:  18 /20  - top of the tops !  (2012 ed.)
2008:  17 /20     (2011 ed.)

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