Caladroy Côtes du Roussillon Villages"Les Schistes"
Château de Caladroy
From the importer:
Schist tends to emphasize fruit rather than tannin, and red wine from these terroirs typically show a fruit purity in a decidedly darker profile than limestone’s red notes (deep with a verticality too, rather than broadly horizontal on the palate, along with a lift of minerality). You’ll get this in Caladroy’s lithe yet intense black and blue fruit profile.
The grapes are hand-picked, and up to 10% of the wine for this cuvée may be aged in oak barrels for 10-12 months while the rest is raised in tank.