An Organic Vineyard
The vineyards of Château de Calavon are made up of small terraced plots, sometimes inaccessible and often difficult to work. Their configuration has been the same for nearly three centuries !
Divided into terraces facing South-East and of stony clay-limestone nature, they form part of the early harvesting sector.
A microclimate combined with the Mistral wind allows for early harvesting of the grapes, preserving the concentration acquired during the high heat as well as good sanitary conditions. Our vines are part of the "Terroir du Mistral" of the appellation Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence.
Rolle, Clairette, Sémillon, Bourboulec and Sauvignon Blanc are the grape varieties for our white wines. The red and rosé wines come from Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre, as well as old vines from Carignan and Grenache. The vineyard of Calavon has a dozen hectares of Carignan, a forgotten grape variety from Provence, some of which were planted as far back as 1930.
The Carignan and the Grenache give particularly good results in Calavon and allow for the elaboration of structured and concentrated wines with a true personality. These red wines represent 60% of our bottle production, an unusual proportion for the appellation.
The grapes are planted on arid lands and the yields are low, but these are precisely the conditions that allow the vines to fully develop and reveal their exceptional qualities which are ideal for the production of structured and concentrated wines, ranking the wines of Château de Calavon among the most powerful reds of the appellation.
Our cultivation methods are still traditional and are respectul of nature and the environment. The vineyard has been certified Organic Agriculture since 2013 (Ecocert). Harvesting is partly carried out by hand.