Domaine Thunevin-Calvet Côtes du Roussillon Circus Bear, France, 2014
Overview of the Wine
Circus Bear is a collaboration with Jean Roger Calvet of Calvet-Thunevin. It is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan from 60 year old vineyards of schist. These low-yielding vines produce grapes with excellent concentration and wonderful texture. This wine is full-bodied and boasts tremendous purity of fruit with very little oak influence letting the grapes speak for themselves.
Grape / Blend
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan
Made by Jean-Roger Calvet of Calvet-Thunevin in Maury, the 2014 Côtes du Roussillon is a sexy, value-priced beauty that’s loaded with darker fruits, leather, and peppery herbs aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, nicely balanced, and has a sense of elegance. Drink it over the coming couple of years.