Calmel & Joseph Languedoc Red
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Garnet red in colour. A refined and spicy nose of great purity. Red berry fruit on the second nose with a little more blackcurrant than the previous vintage. In the mouth, notes of garrigue and small berry fruits dominate, underlined by soft, well integrated tannins that are round whilst remaining taut. A blend which is superbly harmonious, as always, for an elegant wine that is profoundly Mediterranean in style.
The diversity of Languedoc's terroirs allows us to choose the areas that give optimum expression of our indigenous grape varieties. Our Grenache Noir comes from splendid granite or schist soils in the north-west Roussillon, while our Syrah is in a site sheltered by the Black Mountains, where they give of their best. Our ancient Carignan vines are grown on red clay soil and bring a certain freshness to the blend.
The grapes are hand-picked, and 50% are partly crushed. Fermentation happens at 25°C to 28°C for 10 days, with two punch-downs per day. Twice-racked wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation, to preserve the aromatic profile
Aged in concrete tanks for six months.
Grapes: Syrah 50% - Grenache 30% - Carignan 20%