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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:
    - 2004 : Straw colour with greenish hints. Powerful and expressive nose, exhaling lemon and green apples. The attack is vivacious with nuances of lemons. The mouth is rich and balanced, supported by the flavour of green apples. Mineral finish.
    Ready: 2014, drink before 2024.
    Decant 1 hour before serving at 9°C.
    Suggested marriage: Turbot with Hollandaise sauce.
    17/20 - Fleurus wine guide 2007
  • 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

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.)
2008:   17 /20   (2011 ed.)

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide

2011: 17 /20 - (2014 ed.)
2010: 17 /20 - (2013 ed.)
2009: 17 /20 - (2012 ed.)

Gault Millau Wine Guide

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

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