The Caladoc is a curious cross between Grenache and Malbec, developed in the Rhône to lessen the likelihood of uneven flowering in the Grenache. The wine has sweet, jelly-like aromas. The palate is soft, juicy with sweet acidity, soft, light tannins and an almost piercing fruitiness. —R.V.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.