Calmel & Joseph Vieux Carignan Cotes du Brian

75cl

Often an underestimated grape variety, this Carignan is one of our favourites, with silky tannins and lovely creamy character. 100% Carignan from very old vines (the vineyard was planted in 1890) which gives great intensity of fruit!  The wine is left on its lees for 28 days and aged in cement tanks.

  • €16.50
Calmel & Joseph Vieux Carignan Cotes du Brian

Often an underestimated grape variety, this Carignan is one of our favourites, with silky tannins and lovely creamy character. 100% Carignan from very old vines (the vineyard was planted in 1890) which gives great intensity of fruit!  The wine is left on its lees for 28 days and aged in cement tanks.

Fact Sheet
Fluid 75cl
Grape Variety 100% Carignan
Alcohol % 14.5%
Estate/Producer Calmel and Joseph
Region/AOC Languedoc
Vintage 2016
Making Techniques Grapes are hand-harvested. Fermentation lasts 10 days, and total vatting is 28 days. 18 months ageing in tanks.
Food Matching
Food Matching Cassoulet
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20. ‘Ruby, quite translucent. Pretty light on the nose, just a little meaty, a hint of herbs. Tart but juicy cranberry and pomegranate fruit, entwined with spices, but the rockbed of this wine is its firm meaty/ gamey character. Good sturdy tannins. I can almost taste those gnarly old Carignan vine trunks! Rugged but far from being a peasant wine.’ Drink now-2020.

Tags: Languedoc, Carignan