Calmel Joseph Terrasses du Larzac
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PRODUCER: Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a maison de négoce specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, we 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.
WINEMAKING: The terrior has clay limestone with cryoclastic limestone gravel within a deep sandy clay soil. Traditional process in vats. Punching down early in the fermentation process, then daily, light mouillage (soaking) of the cap is carried out towards the end of the 10-day period in vat. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. 12 months in oak barrels (30 % new wood, 40 % barrels used for one vintage, 30% barrels used for two vintages).
TASTING NOTE: A lovely ruby red colour. The fruit-packed nose offers its classic notes of blackcurrant and spice, layered with touches of menthol and aniseed. This vintage has superb balance, with a silky texture, velvety tannins, and aromas of eucalyptus, elderberry, crystalised fruit with rich toasted notes on the finish. A magnificent vintage offered to us by this terroir of the Terrasses du Larzac.