Gergovie Wines
Andrea Calek
Alba la Romaine - Ardeche
Hectares:
5

Soil:
Clay & limestone

Wines:
Blanc - 2010
Blanc - 2011
Babiole - 2012
Chatons de Garde - 2012
Penultième - 2011

Andrea has many mythologies surrounding him as to how he ended up in the Ardeche making wine. My favourite is that he ran away from his native Czech to avoid the draft. He spent some time working with winemakers in the south (Domaine Hauvette among others) and fell in with a new wave of winemakers working naturally in Ardeche (Oustric and Azzoni). He decided to settle there. Back-stories aside, Andrea's wines have huge depth and complexity and suggest that he learnt a lot on his way to Alba la Romaine.