Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Open day at Calce

It was a bit frustrating to drive through Calce on our recent trip only days before an open day on May 7th when all the local wineries open their doors. The village houses some of the best known names in organic winemaking in the Roussillon, including Domaine Gauby, Olivier Pithon and Domaine Matassa. As you can see the title of the event is Les Caves se rebiffent which losely translates as the cellars hit back.

If you're in the area it's a great opportunity to taste their wines and see what makes this particular spot in the Roussillon so distinctive.


  1. Fiona, besides those real tenors of Calce, don’t forget to mention my village co-citizen here in Corneilla: Noël Lafforgue. He shares his property between lovely plots on the slopes of Força Real, belonging to Corneilla-de-la-Rivière’s territory, and vineyards in Calce. He used to be a gifted trumpet player but his family wanted him to have a “real job” as well so he studied winemaking technology and took over his uncle’s estate. He works in a very sensible way, with strong organic belief. He resorts to sulphur with moderation.
    By the way, he is very handsome, charming and single (as far as I know). I would want him out of the way, because he represents unfair competition.

  2. Well, I must clearly come back to visit him, Luc ;-)