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    • The Property


      Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a maison de négoce specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs.

      Location : Pay d’Oc

      Soil : Volcanic, clay and limestone

      Planting density : 5 000 – 6 000 feet / hectare

      Yield : 5 000 – 6 000 feet / hectare

      Grape varieties : Array

      Age of the vine : 20-30 years


      The Wine


      Blending

      60% Grenache Gris 40% Grenache

      Aging

      In modern thermo-regulated vats

      Vinification

      The grapes are picked at night in two passes. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep freshness in the wine. Then 15 days later a second harvest is done, to get good concentration and varietal aromas. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 6 hours. Fermentation is temperature-controlled at 17 ° C. The lees are added during tapping before fermentation to improve the mouth structure. No malolactic fermentation.

      Tasting

      Lovely, very pale pink hue with beautiful bright reflections. Discreet on the nose, with subtle aromas of roses and eucalyptus. Fine and smooth on the palate, with notes of red fruit and citrus. Delicious, long finish, leaving a sensation of freshness with a slight hint of aniseed.

      Food pairing

      Can be served as an aperitive and for barbecue and with grilled fish

      Awards

      Jancis Robinson 2015: 16/20
      Gilbert & Gaillard: Gold Medal