NADA - O&R
Raphaël Baissas de Chastenet and Oscar Mancillas
Calce, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
O&R is born from the collaboration between Raphaël Baissas de Chastenet and Oscar Mancillas, two friends who decided during their first meeting that they had something important to say about the grapes of Calce. They started out making about 1,000L of wine which has now grown to 10,000L. Their wines reflect the evolution of the friendship between Raphaël and Oscar, an unlikely bond between a Frenchman from Calce and a winemaker from Ensenada, Mexico.
In addition, Raphael also still produces his fantastic own wines, under the name NADA.
They use their own grapes: Grenache noir, Grenache blanc, Carignan noir, Macabeu and Syrah in the wines, but also those of their neighbors in the surrounding vineyards: Roussanne, Muscat d'Alexandrie and Mourvèdre. The area of Calce is located exactly at the intersection of two different terroirs: old limestone with clay and river stones from the Corbières and younger, slate from the Pyrenees.
NADA's great wines are full of energy and are surprising with every sip.