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2006 J. Calvet Reserve Des Remparts Saint-Emilion

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 4, 2010

This is the very first post in C3’s newest section, Wine & Cheese

2006 J. Calvet Reserve Des Remparts Saint-EmilionThe Saint-Emilion (SE) region is the oldest winemaking area in France. Yet, it didn’t receive Bordeaux Wine Official Classification until 1955. Unlike the other classified regions, the SE wine makers are reclassified every ten years. The most recent classification, in 2006, became embroiled in a battle that ended up in the French courts … which shows you how important these assignments can be to the winemaker. They also tend to hold a lot of weight with wine drinkers, allowing the Grand Cru Classe vintners to charge premium prices for their wares.
But, the “lower classes” from the same region often offer very good wines at much friendlier prices. Such is the case with the J. Calvet Reserve Des Remparts Saint-Emilion vintages.
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