Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Sauvignon Blanc

75 cl

Lovely floral, fragrant Sauvignon Blanc from this esteemed Rhone producer. Vineyards growing in three parts of the Languedoc wine region: Mediterranean, Oceanic and Pyrenean terroirs, featuring both clay-limestone and gravelly soils. This gives this Sauvignon Blanc a more complex balance. Good acidity and well rounded.                                                
 
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Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Sauvignon Blanc
Lovely floral, fragrant Sauvignon Blanc from this esteemed Rhone producer. Vineyards growing in three parts of the Languedoc wine region: Mediterranean, Oceanic and Pyrenean terroirs, featuring both clay-limestone and gravelly soils. This gives this Sauvignon Blanc a more complex balance. Good acidity and well rounded.                                                
 
Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Clean and clear on the nose, with citrus and bergamot, and nuances of fern, broom and blackcurrant buds
Palate On the palate, the clean acidity is balanced by a natural smoothness. This wine is fresh, elegant and possesses great aromatic complexity.

Colour Pale Lemon
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol % 12
Estate/Producer Calmel & Joseph
Region/AOC Languedoc
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques The grapes are picked at night, in two groups. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep freshness in the wine. Then 15 days later a second harvest is done, to get good concentration and varietal aromas. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 4 hours. Fermentation is temperature-controlled 14°C (no malolactic fermentation). Ageing 4 months in vats.
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Jancis Robinson 16/20. ‘Light, but ripe, gooseberry nose. Juicy with just enough tart pep to give the wine a bit of bite, but deliciously free of New World tropical-fruited shouty sweetness. Greengage and just a hint of green fig. Leafy streak on the finish. Great uncomplicated stuff.’
Gilbert and Gaillard Gold Medal. 'Very pure nose, with accents of boxwood and grapefruit, evolving towards a more exotic register (pineapple, peach). Fresh mouth, crispy with fresh fruit. A wine of simple and immediate pleasure.'

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