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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, Xavier Logette (new owner) and Didier Robert (œnologist, manager of the Œnologist Office “ICV” in Beaumes de Venise) produce wines of quality and pleasure from grapes of the South of the Rhone valley and Languedoc terroirs. They range from light and easy wines at a very affordable price, to more elaborate and complex cuvees 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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