A tiny village of around 200 inhabitants, Calce lies at the foot of the mighty Pyrenees, ten miles northwest of Perpignan, within striking distance of the Spanish border. Though technically part of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Calce is not French—it is Catalan.

This ‘Sea and Mountains’ wine is a combination of equal parts Syrah and Grenache (45% each) with a touch of Carignan. It is semi-carbonically vinified in cement, which keeps the wine fresh, light on its feet, and easy to drink. Notes of red fruit, wet rocks, and garrigue dominate the wine’s seriously satisfying palate.