Andrea Calek Babiole

Andrea Calek Babiole


Country: France

Region: Ardeche

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah

Vintage: 2018

Czech by birth, Andrea Calek learned his trade first at Domaine Hauvette in Provence and then with legendary natural winermaker Gerald Oustric of Le Mazel in the Ardeche. Now set up on the adjacent hillside from Oustric where he lives in a caravan among his vines, Andrea makes sublime natural expressions of Grenache & Syrah.

Babiole is a 60/40 split of the two grapes, terroir driven with stoney minerality and savoury black pepper aromas backed up by supple blackcurrant and raspberry notes.