Caladoc is a 1958 cross of Grenache and Malbec which tends to make full-bodied, deeply coloured and robust wines. It also has the advantage over Grenache in that it suffers less from coulure. Marselan, a 1961 cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, brings good depth of colour too, appealing aromas and on the palate a structure of supple tannins. Paired with some Grenache, you have the encépagment which makes Domaine Pontbriand.
Beginning with headily-perfumed aromas tinged with violets, the nose flows into full, round and juicy flavours with a nice savoury finish