Elicio’s producer, Caravinsérail, is a wine story. The name echoes the caravansary of the desert, a propitious place for travelers to rest, meet, and relax in a congenial atmosphere. In partnership with skilled winemakers, owner Xavier Logette and Didier Robert (manager of the Œnologist Office “ICV” in Beaumes-de-Venise) produce wines of quality and pleasure from grapes of the Southern Rhône and Languedoc. They range from light and easy wines at a very affordable price to more elaborate and complex cuvées for special occasions.
Wines from Elicio
Elicio Grenache-Merlot, IGP Méditerranée
Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Grenache
Aging: 10 to 20 years old vines aged in concrete tanks for 6 to 8 months
Made by Xavier Logette, this unusual blend surprises with its freshness and versatile, easy drinkability, but is still unmistakably of the warm and lush Southern Rhône. Packed with fresh blackberry and blueberry, prominent brown spices and a floral delicacy round out this deceptively complex wine. A round and very fruit-forward wine to be enjoyed by itself or all your meals, and very well-suited to smoky and spicy foods like BBQ. Serve at 16-18° C or slightly cold (14° C) in the summer.
Elicio Vermentino, IGP Méditerranée
Blend: 100% Vermentino
Aging: 6 to 8 months in stainless steel tanks, on its lees.
Made by Xavier Logette, this is one of the purest expressions of Vermentino you’ll find. The strikingly clear pale-yellow color builds anticipation for the fulsome saline, herbal, citrus, and tropical fruit nose. Those same flavors explode on the full-bodied palate as fine details such as olive oil, garrigue, and juicy fruit flavors emerge to fill out this refreshing wine with a pleasant acidity and a persistent salty tang. One of our best all-occasion wines, it performs especially well with raw shellfish, Mediterranean-style seafood dishes, pungent Southeast Asian dishes, and shell beans.
Elicio Rosé, IGP Méditerranée
Blend: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Aging: 10 to 20 years old vines aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 months.
Popular year-round for its easy Provençal style, Elicio Rosé epitomizes the effortless but always compelling nature of truly great rosé. Its bright pink color and nose packed with fresh raspberry and heady flowers lead to a juicy palate that echoes the aromas revealed by the vibrant nose, then throws in tropical and mineral notes to ride out the finish with you. Perfect with charcuterie, seared tuna, bouillabaisse, and Thai noodle dishes.
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