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.
The grapes are picked early in the morning to keep them at optimum temperature. A short, 4-hour maceration takes place before pressing. Fermentation also takes place at low temperatures. After alcoholic fermentation, the lees are stirred weekly for two months. No malolactic fermentation.
Clear and shimmering with greenish gleams. A lovely floral nose with always the same hints of aniseed and iodized notes. The first palate is opulent, persistent and very harmonious. This is a vintage where freshness prevails in notes of green apple, citrus and salinity. Elegant, as always, this wine evolves superbly in the bottle giving a Picpoul de Pinet of great poise.
Superb as an aperitif, or to accompany all types of seafood and cheeses.