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  • Merlot 2018, Vieille Grange, “Les Fines Roches”, Calmel & Joseph, IGP d’Oc, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Merlot 2018, 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.

     

    £9.48

  • “Pietas” 2017 Vieilles Vignes Carignan, IGP Pays d’Hérault, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    “Pietas” 2017 Vieilles Vignes Carignan, IGP Pays d’Hérault, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    FR09

    Produced by Les Producteurs Réunis co-operative in the Languedoc.

     

    Made from carefully selected fruit from 40 year old Carignan vines this wine is a lovely balance of traditional and modern. The Carignan is very typical of this part of southern France but is rarely seen on its own – it is more usually used in blends with other varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault etc.

     

    Modern wine making techniques, particulary the use of temperature-controlled stainless steel in fermentation, results in a very fruit driven style with hints of spice and tobacco amid the ripe red berry aromas. The palate is soft and silky with masses of juicy fruit and only a touch of the earthiness so typical of wine from this area.

     

    Look past the slightly wacky label, this is a really impressive and excellent value red wine!

     

     

    £9.54

  • Marselan 2017, “Villa Blanche”, IGP Pays D’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    Marselan 2017, “Villa Blanche”, IGP Pays D’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR02

    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.

     

    Marselan is a relatively recent creation being a crossed variety of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Developed in the early 1960’s near the southern French town of Marseillan (hence the name), today it is most widely grown in the Languedoc.

     

    The “Villa Blanche” is 100% Marselan, traditionally vinified in temperature controlled vats followed by six months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.

     

    Very dark in the glass the nose is full with intense red and black fruit aromas and hints of spice. The wine shows an interesting tautness on the palate with lovely lively acidity and a full, supple character. The tannins are silky and elegant.

    £10.62

  • Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2016, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    Côtes du Roussillon Villages “Les Terroirs”, 2016, 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.

    £12.72

  • 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.”

    £12.72

  • Terrasses du Larzac “Les Crus” 2016, AOP Coteaux du Languedoc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Terrasses du Larzac “Les Crus” 2016, AOP Coteaux du Languedoc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    FR08

    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.

     

    Mourvèdre 50%, Syrah 25%, Grenache 25% from low yielding vines grown on a mixture of limestone gravel and sandy clay soil.

     

    Vinification follows traditional methods with regular pipeage (punching down of the cap to maximise extraction and texture). The malolactic takes place in barrel and the wine is aged for 14 months in a mixture of new wood (20%), second fill (30%) and third fill (50%).

     

    Deep red in colour, the nose is full and intense with notes of red berries and hints of Mediterranean herbs and spices. On the palate, the texture is supple, concentrated and well-balanced, with fine tannins. Notes of menthol, bay leaves, blackcurrants and spices.

     

    £16.08

  • Pic Saint Loup, “Le Pic” 2014, “Les Cuvée Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    Pic Saint Loup, “Le Pic” 2014, “Les Cuvée Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 14% vol, 75cl

    FR10

    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.

     

    30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre ,10% Cinsault, 10% Carignan from 40 year-old, low yielding vines farmed according to biodynamic principles.

    The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness, then transported to the winery. After destemming, 30% of the fruit is crushed, with the remainder used for semi carbonic maceration; grapes are vinified separately by variety and parcel. Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts, with pumping over at the onset of alcoholic fermentation, followed by punching down through to the end of the time in tank (22 days in concrete tanks, at 25°C). Malolactic fermentation took place while the wine was maturing in barrel.

     

    Ageing was for 20 months in 2000-litre wooden casks, with some wine put into smaller barrels for a year. The wine was bottled without filtration.

     

    A highly expressive wine. Notes of spice, eucalpytus, mint and liquorice on the nose, followed by more complex, secondary aromas including juniper. Excellent freshness and balance, with fine tannins, small berry fruit and spice.

    £20.04