This is not a departmental road (Domaine Olivier Pithon)

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Wine tasting. Cuvee La D18. Domaine Olivier Pithon, Calces, Roussillon, France


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Domaine Olivier Pithon is located in the small village of Calces in the Vallée de l’Agly in Roussillon. The village is home to ha handful of very talented winemakers, one of which is Olivier Pithon. Olivier is originally from the Loire Valley where his older brother, Jo, has been one of the top winemakers since long.

Olivier Pithon created his winery in Calces in 2001. He has now 15 hectares of vineyards on schist and clay-limestone soil. As several other of the wineries in Calces he works his vineyards organically and also apply biodynamic principles, with plant infusions and manure preparations.

Olivier makes both red and white wine. The whites are made from macabeo, grenache gris and grenache blanc grapes. The cuvees are called Cuvée Lais, and D18. The red wines come from syrah, carignan, grenache noir and mourvèdre grape vines. The red wines go under the names Mon P’tit Pithon, Cuvée Laïs, and Pilou.

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