Pays d'Oc Villa Blanche Rosé
Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a premium maison de négoce specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations (model based on Rhône specialist Tardieu Laurent), interacting with them from the initial vineyard management to bottling.
100% Grenache. The grenache is grown organically around the winery in the medieval region of Carcassonne on a clay and limestone terroir. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and the usual dry conditions ensure that the grapes ripen fully. Vines are ploughed; no weed killer is used. Pruning is short to regulate the vine’s growth and its yields. Vinified separetely. Bleeding then blending. Aged for 8 months in stainless tanks.
Medium coral pink. Light raspberry-lemon nose. Dry, light red berries framed in iced lemon peel. Very slightly herbal. Fresh, and excellent and lightly spicy. Good. Structure and crunch and elegance.