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RAPHAEL BAISSAS

VANDAL WINE. VDF. CALCE. FRANCE

Farming organically since 2013

In 2013, Raphael had the opportunity to leave his job and come back to his roots in the famous village of Calce to make wine.

The vineyard Raphael looked after the 1st year was left abandoned and almost all the vineyard work was to be done by hand.

Raphael produced 10hl of wine the first year using no treatments in the vineyards and no additives in the cellar. He made what we can truly called “a vin de garage”, vinifying in his living room in the center of the village.

Raphael is now looking after 6ha of vineyard plots spread around the village of Calce and has now a cellar in Estagel, a village not too far away, but still producing wines the same way, with minimum intervention in both cellar and vineyards.

Raphael has mainly red grapes varieties and we will start bringing two wines from this promising grower, a Lledoner Pelut and a Grenache Noir.

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