Four generations of the Bailbe family have made their home at the Las Collas estate in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France's Roussillon district. The Bailbes are Catalan, a people with a rich, ancient history in this Mediterranean region where France and Spain meet.
Winemaker Jacques Bailbe has selected a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre harvested from 60-year-old vines for this single-vineyard wine. Two horses adorn the family's coat-of-arms and, in a whimsical gesture, an antique carousel horse dating back to the 1920s decorates the entrance to their château – a festive motif reflected on the front of this bottle. Vigne las Callas is part of a collection of single-vineyard wines from the Roussillon, each carefully selected by the Ey (pronounced "aye-ee") family.
Color: Deep crimson
Bouquet: Slightly smoky aroma that recalls dried cherry, ripe strawberry and exotic spices
Taste: Full-bodied and supple, brimming with opulent fruit nicely balanced by an underlying acidity
Varietals: 90% Grenache with 10% Mourvèdre from the same single vineyard