Calmel & Joseph – Saint Chinian Blanc
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Calmel & Joseph - Saint Chinian Blanc

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Located a few kilometers away from the picturesque medieval walled city of Carcassonne, UNESCO World Heritage, the Haute Couture micro négoce Domaine Calmel & Joseph crafts a panel of authentic terroir driven wines from Languedoc Roussillon.
Calmel & Joseph is involved in all the stages of the process from the initial vineyard management to vinification and bottling. The low intervention winemaking is done by Laurent Calmel, while Jérôme Joseph, the business side, travels the world as the Ambassador of the Domaine. The pair also owns a stunning, organically farmed, 200 hectare property in the village of Montirat. Twenty 20 hectares is under vine, the rest being devoted to biodiversity with olive groves, lavender Fields, almonds orchards and beehives.

Organic. The terroir of Saint Chinian is better known for its reds than its whites, but this apparently arid and rocky land is in fact very varied. The altitude, the freshness, and the depth of certain soils lend themselves perfectly to making fine white wines. This cuvée is sourced from 3 plots rooted in a mix terroir of limestone and clay (sourthern part of the appellation).

40% Grenache blanc, 30% rolle, 20% roussanne, 10% viognier. Vinified separately and aged on fine lees for one month. Blending. Aged 9 months in 50% barrel, 50% concrete vats. No added sulphites until the spring.

Organic. Delicate nose with floral notes of white flowers and broom, followed by apricot, vanilla, star anise, laurel and tarragon herbs. There is superb length on the palate with menthol, vine peach, and apricot, finishing on aniseed, fennel, and lovely mineral notes. A wine of great ageing potential which will develop splendid oxidative notes over time.

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Country France
Sub-Category: Languedoc-Roussillon
Market BC,BC Liquor store
Product Category: White wine
Producer: Calmel & Joseph
SKU BC: 311124
Case format: 12 bottles
Volume: 750ml

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