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French Regional

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  • Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Vieille Grange, “Les Fines Roches”, Calmel & Joseph, IGP d’Oc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Vieille Grange, “Les Fines Roches”, Calmel & Joseph, IGP d’Oc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    FR15

    Sourced from a family run estate near Beziers, the “Vieille Grange” wines from Calmel & Joseph of offer excellent value – as the sign at the property says, “Vins de plaisir…..Enjoyable wines.”

     

    The Sauvignon Blanc is bright with aromas of white fruits, cut grass and citrus. The palate is dry and zesty with hints of lemon and green apples. Very refreshing.

     

     

    £9.18

  • Merlot 2017, Vieille Grange, “Les Fines Roches”, Calmel & Joseph, IGP d’Oc, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Merlot 2017, Vieille Grange, “Les Fines Roches”, Calmel & Joseph, IGP d’Oc, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    OR50

    Sourced from a family run estate near Beziers, the “Vieille Grange” wines from Calmel & Josephof offer excellent value – as the sign at the property says, “Vins de plaisir…..Enjoyable wines.”

     

    The Merlot is dark in the glass with a rich nose full of plum aromas. The palate is full and soft with ripe, juicy fruit.

     

    £9.18

  • Vieille Grange, “Les Rocailles” Rosé 2017, Calmel & Joseph, Vin de France, 12% vol, 75cl

    Vieille Grange, “Les Rocailles” Rosé 2017, Calmel & Joseph, Vin de France, 12% vol, 75cl

    RS09

    Sourced from a family run estate near Beziers, the “Vieille Grange” wines from Calmel & Josephof offer excellent value – as the sign at the property says, “Vins de plaisir…..Enjoyable wines.”

     

    “Les Rocailles” rosé is a light and elegant pink very much in the Provençal style. Made mainly from Grenache, the wine has a lovely pale pink colour and a clean, fresh nose with lifted fruit aromas. On the palate it is dry with soft fruit and elegant, balancing acidity.

    £9.18

  • Picpoul de Pinet 2017, Domaine Delsol, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Picpoul de Pinet 2017, Domaine Delsol, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    FR07

    From the south of France near Sète, just down the motorway from Montpellier, Picpoul de Pinet is a refreshing, crisp, dry white wine.

     

    Very pale straw in the glass, the floral aromatics on the nose lead to a crisp dry palate with fruit nicely balanced by acidity and fresh, citrus zest. There is almost a salty tang to the finish. A perfect seafood wine – the Muscadet of the south if you like.

     

    Domaine Delsol has 5 hectares of vineyards next to the Etang de Thau producing definitive Picpoul.

     

    The front label of the bottle and the gates to the domaine depict a pair of armoured war elephants that commemorate the passage of Hannibal, through what was to become the vineyards of Domaine Delsol, in 218 BC on his way from Carthage to sack Rome.

     

    Bottled in the traditional “Neptune” bottle.

     

     

    £10.62

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Domaine l’Herré, I.G.P. Côtes de Gascogne, 12% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Domaine l’Herré, I.G.P. Côtes de Gascogne, 12% vol, 75cl

    FR06

    This 130-hectare vineyard is located at the foot of the Gascogne Pyrenees and  specialises in white varietals. Warm weather during the day and cool nights give ideal conditions to produce fresh, characterful Sauvignon Blanc.

     

    Very pale in appearance, the wine has a lovely fresh and zesty nose with white fruit and citrus aromas. The palate is dry and searching with plenty of fruit and mouthwatering acidity.

     

     

    £10.80

  • Chardonnay 2017, “Villa Blanche”, IGP Pays d’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Chardonnay 2017, “Villa Blanche”, IGP Pays d’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    FR11

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. 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.

     

    With its attractive pale straw colour, Villa Blanche Chardonnay has a very expressive nose of white peach and dried fruits.  Full and round in the mouth, it is well-balanced with floral notes combining with  apricot flavours. The finish is spicy, with the lightest touch of wood.

     

    The grapes are picked at night, in two stages. 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.  Fermentation is temperature-controlled  at 15°C (no malolactic fermentation). A third of the wine is aged for three months in old oak.

    £10.98

  • Viognier 2017, Domaine La Bastide, I.G.P. Aude – Hauterive, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Viognier 2017, Domaine La Bastide, I.G.P. Aude – Hauterive, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    FR17

    Guilhem Durand, together with his consultant Claude Gros (who looks after some of the best Domaines in the Languedoc) have really refined Château La Bastide into delicious wines of great value.

     

    100% Viognier from a 3 hectare vineyard of low-yielding, 20 year old vines.

     

    Vinification is in fibreglass vats with 3 months ageing on the lees to add complexity and richness.

     

    Golden yellow in appearance, the nose is of candied fruits and mild spices. The palate is dry with flavours of ripe fruits (peach, apricot) and a round, textured mouth feel. The finish is long.

    Great as an apéritif or to accompany grilled fish, salads and asparagus.

    £11.40

  • Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2015, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2015, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR12

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. 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.

     

    Low yielding vines, Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%), Carignan (10%).

     

    Grapes are picked by hand and benefit from a long maceration period. The Carignan is vinified by semi-carbonic maceration which consists of destemming without crushing the grapes. The Grenache and the Syrah are fermented traditionally with regular punching down to maximise colour and flavour extraction. No wood is used, the wine being aged in concrete tanks.

     

    Crimson in colour with black olive and tapenade nose. The palate is full and fruity with spice and good minerality. The integrated tannins are extremely elegant.

    £12.30

  • Saint Chinian 2015 “Les Terroirs”, Calmel & Joseph, Languedoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    Saint Chinian 2015 “Les Terroirs”, Calmel & Joseph, Languedoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR13

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. 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.

     

    A blend of Syrah (50%), Grenache (30%) and  Carignan (20%).

     

    The wine is vinified in the traditional manner in concrete tanks. The grapes are destemmed; 50% are crushed. Fermentation temperatures are 28°C (Syrah) and 30°C (Grenache Noir and Carignan). The cap is regularly punched down until mid-fermentation to ensure elegant tannins.

     

    Ageing is for 18 months in concrete tanks.

     

    “Purple-red in appearance with ruby hints. The nose opens with truffle notes which develop into deeper richer aromas of black olive paste, prunes and figs. The palate is redolent of wild herbs, spice and dried figs. The tannins are elegant and well-integrated. This is a balanced, poised wine that ends on a pleasing mineral note.”

    £12.30