Andréa Calek was trained by the Rohel brothers in the Rhône and by Dominique Hauvette in Baux de Provence. Our globetrotting Czech then laid down his hat in Alba-la-Romaine, 10 km east of Montélimar, in the heart of the Ardèche, where he created his own estate in 2007. He bought some vines from Gérald Oustric, one of the most emblematic natural winemakers of the Ardèche, also represented by Pur Jus. The estate is made up of 5 hectares. While Andréa’s pretty boy punk look might raise doubts, he knows how to use his extreme side and all this energy and passion inside him to make truly tip-top wines, and despite limited means. The man is uncompromising, an adept of "extreme natural", a poet in search of the absolute. Thanks to his determination and the support of his fellow winemakers, Andrea Calek produces cuvées which are now exported throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, but which as result have become rare finds indeed. So let me add a word of thanks to Andréa who entrusted us with a number of his precious bottles, merci Calek the 1st, Lord of Alba!