Villa Blanche Viognier Size: 75cl
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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. A signature creation, Villa Blanche is at the confluence of tradition and modern technology.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are picked at night, in two passes. 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. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 4 hours. Fermentation is termpature-controlled 14°C (no malolactic fermentation).
TASTING NOTES: It abounds in the opulent aromas that are typical of Viognier, with notes of white peach, apricot and varied citrus fruit. Round, fruity and well balanced, it offers the superbly fresh finish that is characteristic of all their wines. The oak ageing has also left a subtle imprint.