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Chardonnay 2018, “Villa Blanche", IGP Pays d’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

Chardonnay 2018, “Villa Blanche”, IGP Pays d’Oc, Calmel & Joseph, 13.5% vol, 75cl

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SKU : FR11

£11.28

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.