Calmel & Joseph Côtes du Roussillon Villages


Multi award-winning blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan from vines 50+ years old. A big, full flavoured wine.

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Calmel & Joseph Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Multi award-winning blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan from vines 50+ years old. A big, full flavoured wine.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Pronounced with hints of ripe red fruits, almost jammy. Cherry, fig and dried plum dominate.
Palate The attack is concentrated but soft. Natural sugar envelops soft tannins. Aromas of candied fruits cover the back of the palate. Nice balance and good length.
Colour Deep purple red, almost black
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75cl
Grape Variety Grenache 20%, Syrah 40% and Carignan 40%
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Dry, Medium bodied
Estate/Producer Calmel & Joseph
Country France
Region/AOC Languedoc
Making Techniques The carignan is vinified by carbonic maceration after sorting grapes. The Syrah and the Grenache are blended in the vat, destemmed and half are crushed. Traditional vinification including one month maceration at 27ºC. 30% of the volume is pumped over during the first 5 days. Malolactic fermentation is done with the marc. aged in concrete tanks.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drinking now
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Jancis Robinson 2012 Vintage: '40% Carignan, 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache. Steep hills, 400m above sea level. Carignan undergoes carbonic maceration. Slightly muddy crimson. Sweet generous plump nose. Lots of fruit to begin with, a real mouthful of berries with bright lemony acidity. However the fruit is not as ripe or as sweet as the nose would suggest. More sharp-edged, with a touch of cedary spice. Young vigorous tannins kicking the fruit back into submission, and I think they need a year or two to mellow out a little. Juniper berry on the finish, giving the wine an attractive medicinal edge, very restrained and elegant, in typical Calmel & Joseph mode. These guys take Saville Row into the vineyard. (TC) 13.5%, Drink 2016-2024 - 17/20' 2011 Vintage 16.5/20. 'Smells of freshly mown grass and cranberry jam. Intense, concentrated and packing plenty of power. Bovril, meaty , chunky broad. Some dried fruit in there and dark minerality.'
International Wine Challenge Gold Medal & Trophy Winner 'Beguiling smoking cherry nose. Soft ribena fruit complexity with succulent tannins and length. Lovely concentration and prune notes.'

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