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French Regional

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Crémant de Limoux “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    Crémant de Limoux “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW03

    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.

     

    60 % Chardonnay, 30 % Chenin Blanc, & 10% Pinot Noir from vines planted to the west of Limoux at 200-300 metres altitude.

     

    The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in small crates, where they are pressed and processed in temperature-controlled tanks at 15°C. The wine is then carefully blended and bottled before undergoing the secondary fermentation of the méthode traditionelle after which it is left for 15 months to age before disgorgement.

     

    Pale straw in appearance the wine has a lovely mousse with fine, tightly-packed bubbles. Fresh green apple and citrus aromas leads to a palate which is soft and rounded with peachy flavours and refreshing acidity.

    £18.42

  • 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

  • Colluire Blanc “L’Écume” 2017, Domaine Piétri Géraud, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Colluire Blanc “L’Écume” 2017, Domaine Piétri Géraud, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    FR03

    Domaine Piétri-Géraud was created at the end of the 19th century. Today it is still owned by the family and run by two women, Maguy Piétri-Géraud and her daughter Laetitia who are the fourth and fifth generations of the family winemakers.

     

    They cultivate 20 hectares, including 16.5 hectares on the steep slopes of the communes of Collioure and Banyuls at the eastern end of the Pyrenees.

     

    All vineyard activities are carried out by hand and yields are low, the average being 22hl/ha. The winery is in the heart of the village of Collioure amongst terraced houses and shops.

     

    The Collioure Blanc is a blend of 80% Grenache Gris, 15% Vermentino and 5% Marsanne. The grapes are pressed direct to temperature controlled vats for fermentation followed by 12 months ageing in new oak barrels.

     

    Pale gold in appearance, the nose is complex with grapefruit, mango and peach notes. The palate is dry and intense with a lovely mineral backbone supporting layered fruit flavours. The finish is very long. A great seafood wine.

     

    £24.00