Calvet - Chateau La Fleur
Calvet - Chateau La Fleur

Red Wine Calvet - Chateau La Fleur 2016

  • Blend 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 70% Merlot
  • Appellation Montagne St Emilion
  • UPC 873964002676

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Item# 12920-16

Estate

Calvet, one of the oldest French wine brands in the world, was founded in 1818 by Jean-Marie Calvet. Eldest son of Dr. Gabriel Calvet and Anne Seriziat, Jean-Marie was born in 1789 in Anse, a small village north of Lyon. From his mother, whose family owned vineyards in Tain-l’Hermitage in the Rhone Valley, Jean-Marie inherited a passion for wine, founding Calvet in 1818 to commercialize the family’s wines. Jean-Marie and his son Octave expanded their business to Bordeaux, opening an office in 1849, and expanded to Burgundy in 1870, to be-come the largest wine company in France in the 19th and most of the 20th cen-tury. While Calvet was sold in New York as early as 1882, its focus was primarily Eu-rope, Argentina and Asia, and so its presence in the USA had all but disappeared by the late 1990s. Sixth generation négociant and direct descendant Jean-Christophe Calvet, and his eldest son Jean-Sebastien Calvet, in partnership with Les Grands Chais de France, are reintroducing Calvet back into the USA market.

Food Pairing

Pairs with red and white meat, roasted vegetables and soft cheese.

Tasting notes

The nose is complex and powerful with red fruits aromas like blackcurrant. Supple and pleasant attack, with velvety tannins in the palate.

Vinification

Chateau La Fleur is owned by the Albert-Richon heirs for more than one centu-ry. Chateau La Fleur is an historic and lovely family estate situated in the north of Bordeaux in Montagne Saint Emilion appellation, close to Saint Emilion village. The 20 ha estate extends in a single stretch over a very qualitative terroir.
 

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