Calmel & Joseph, Villa Blanche Grenache Rose
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CALMEL & JOSEPH VILLA BLANCHE GRENACHE ROSE
Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Grenache Rose is a lovely light refreshing rose with floral aromas and peachy citrus flavours.
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Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Grenache Rose is a pretty pale pink & the nose presents a bouquet of white flowers and roses followed by the freshness of aniseed and mint. Deliciously supple, fruity and refreshing in the mouth, like biting into a fresh peach, with apricot, a touch of delicately lemony citrus notes and grenadine. A pure delight but also a fully-fledged wine capable of accompanying a me with poise.
The grapes are picked at night, in two sessions. The first harvest is just before the grapes are fully ripe, to keep freshness in the wine, then the second picking happens two weeks later, to get good concentration and varietal character. The grapes are destemmed then macerated for six hours at 5°C. Fermentation is at a controlled temperature of 17°C. The fine lees are added back to the wine at racking to add more structure on the palate after which it spends a short time in a stainless-steel tank before bottling.
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.
Free of all certification labels, our viticultural and vinification practices are natural and environmentally friendly. The Joseph & Calmel range comes from a rigorous selection of vineyards, with a particular focus on very cool terroirs (often on the very edge of wine growing areas). The grapes are picked (by hand) when they are perfectly ripe. We prefer gentle vinification rather than aggressive extraction. Careful blending harmonises the balances of the local varieties. Our wines are patiently and naturally aged until they undergo gentle bottling which preserves the original balances and aromas. These wines are analysed by an independent laboratory to detect active agents: full analyses of the wines are available on this website.
At Calmel & Joseph, they are committed to the concept of freshness, finesse and elegance in our wines. Being located in a Mediterranean and therefore hot region, they look for terroirs which are as cool as possible, often found at the edge of wine growing areas in the mountain foothills. Once we have decided on the terroir, they look for vineyard plots which are worked as naturally as possible, because they believe that it is from these vineyards that wines with the greatest complexity, but above all the strongest personality, are produced. Once their criteria are met, they meet the wine grower and offer him/her a partnership on the selected plots.
It is great on its own as an aperitif or with light summer salads.
Brand: Calmel & Joseph
Bottle Size: 75CL
Alcohol: 12.5% VOL
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Grape Variety: Grenache
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