Made by Laurent Calmel in the Languedoc region in southern France. We were fortunate to be invited to stay at the vineyard at the beginning of the summer 2017 and we were very impressed. The wines in the vineyard are entirely organic and much of it is farmed biodynamically. The only addition to the vines is a fine spray of tea-tree oil which helps keep the bees away from the grapes (they also have honey bees on the vineyard and grow olives and lavender). Bio- dynamism is a combination of organic farming and spirituality, typically the vines will be planted and harvested according to the moon phases and weather patterns and there is no interference from artificial sources – even down to not allowing motor vehicles on site. Livestock is kept; providing fertiliser, and chickens and peacocks can roam freely in between the vines to keep any bugs, flies or aphids low in number. Sulphur addition is extremely light and on bottling only. The resulting wine is full, well balanced fresh and fruity with notes of mangoes and apricots. Brilliant value.