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Villa Blanche Pinot Noir

Villa Blanche Pinot Noir

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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.

Clay-limestone with 20 % ferrous white and grey clay. Situated in the most continental part of the Languedoc Roussillon, the soil is lightly sandy, so it has well aerated and drains well. The vineyard is at 250 metres altitude and there is a significant difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures, which is ideal for Pinot Noir.

The grapes are destemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place at around 22°C. Punch down twice daily during alcoholic fermentation. Three weeks in tank. Malolactic fermentation happens after settling in concrete tank. Aged for five months in concrete tank before bottling. Light filtration.

Tasting Notes
Bright, luminous cherry red. This vintage offers us some stunning fruity aromas: cherry, grenadine, redcurrant, and cooked strawberry, but also notes of leather and spice. The subtle tannins of Pinot Noir express themselves harmoniously, giving way to a magnificently taut finish. Citrus and red fruit intermingle with lightly peppery notes. This is a wine that asserts its origins whilst respecting the most majestic qualities that this northern grape has to offer.

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