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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.