In 2004 Philippe Cambie purchased a parcel of 1,5 ha. at Plan de Dieu with old and good vines. The yield from here is since vintage 2006 vinified at Domaine des Escaravailles in Roaix by Cambie's friend from the years at the wine university in Montpellier, Gilles Ferrand. After the harvest 2008 Cambie added a neighbouring parcel of 3 ha also with old vines.
The name Calendal comes from a provencal poem by Frederik Mistral. A fisherman Calendal is deeply in love with the beautiful Estérelle. Just like the two friends' love for the soil of Provence and its fruits - the wines.
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
If you visit Domaine des Escaravailles, you might be able to buy the wine here.
Gilles Ferrand and Philippe Cambie. Photo from Facebook by Domaine des Escaravailles.
On location April 2008. 1,5 ha behind Cambie were purchased in 2006, The vineyard in the front covering 3 was added after the harvest in 2008