Calmel & Joseph Côtes du Roussillon Villages le Petit Miracle

75cl

This is a gorgeous and multi award-winning blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan, from vines that are at least 50 years old. Full-flavoured, it is a sunny wine produced in a harsh Mediterranean climate. A little miracle of a vintage. Hence it's name, le Petit Miracle. Delicious with duck and backed vegetables.

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Calmel & Joseph Côtes du Roussillon Villages le Petit Miracle

This is a gorgeous and multi award-winning blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan, from vines that are at least 50 years old. Full-flavoured, it is a sunny wine produced in a harsh Mediterranean climate. A little miracle of a vintage. Hence it's name, le Petit Miracle. Delicious with duck and backed vegetables.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Pronounced and intensely spicy, with notes of blackberry, fig, and cinnamon, and grilled flavours.
Palate The attack is supple. The tannins are plump and well integrated. The superb aromas reveal flavours of laurel, pepper, blackcurrant, and yellow plum. Nice balance and good length.
Colour Deep, vibrant red, almost garnet
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75cl
Grape Variety 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan
Maturation Alcoholic fermentation takes place at 28°C. Gentle pumping over for 20 days. One month in tank. Ageing in concrete tank for 6 months.
Alcohol % 14%
Style Dry, medium-bodied
Estate/Producer Calmel & Joseph
Country France
Region/AOC Languedoc-Roussillon
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now or keep until 2025
Food Matching
Food Matching Duck, red meats, vegetable dishes
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.'

Tags: Wine, Red Wine, France, Languedoc Roussillon, 2019, Calmel & Joseph, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan