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, 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. As well as their desire to produce high quality wines consistent with their terroirs, they are committed to making wines which reflect their convictions and experience.
Relatively protected from the Mistral and Tramontane winds by the distant Cevennes hills, the lie of this coastal terroir encourages the formation of sea breezes that temper the excessive heat of summer. The Clairette du Languedoc is grown on Villafranchian terraces of quartz and flint, or agglomerated limestone.
40% Clairette, 20% Grenache blanc, 20% Rolle (Vermentino), 20% Roussanne
Classic vinification with settling at 6°C for 24 hours followed by fermentation at 15°C for 10 days. The fine lees are set aside during the first racking after alcoholic fermentation. There is no malolactic fermentation in order to preserve maximum freshness.
Matured on fine lees for 4 months.
A wine of spun gold with green glints. Its highly expressive nose has greater amplitude than in the previous vintage, with aromas of white flowers, aniseed, orchard fruit and green apple. Such is the magic of blending. In the mouth we find excellent balance, great freshness and a juicy mouth-watering quality with a fruitiness that is underpinned by the fine tension of menthol and aniseed. A resolutely southern wine that is perfect for aperitif but also as an accompaniment to food.