Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay

75 cl

Great value Chardonnay from Calmel & Joseph in the Languedoc. A lovely fresh, floral wine with some hints of wood and vanilla on the finish. 30% of the vintage is aged in oak barrels for a period of 3 months.

  • €14.50
Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay

Great value Chardonnay from Calmel & Joseph in the Languedoc. A lovely fresh, floral wine with some hints of wood and vanilla on the finish. 30% of the vintage is aged in oak barrels for a period of 3 months.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose White fruit and dried peach, with just a hint of menthol.
Palate Full and round in the mouth, it is well balanced. Floral notes combined with mango and apricot are characteristic of this wine, year-on-year. The finish is spicy, with a light touch of wood
Colour Pale green colour, with excellent clarity
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol % 13.5
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Calmel & Joseph
Country France
Region/AOC Languedoc
Vintage 2015
Making Techniques The grapes are picked at night in two phases. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep 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 5ºC for 4 hours. Fermentation is temperature-controlled 15ºC (no malolactic fermentation).
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now-2019
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Bettane & Desseauve Guide 15/20
Guide Hachette 2 Stars. 'A balance, a finesse, and remarkable length...!'
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20. ‘Delicate floral aromas, wild honeysuckle and lemon verbena. Silky texture, soft herb and lemon veil drawn over white stone fruit. A light note of vanilla pod and cardamom. All the components are there, drawn in by a tense thread of acidity. Dry, understated and rather lovely. Surprisingly long.’
Wine Advocate 85 Points. ‘The 2015 IGP Pays d’Oc Villa Blanche Chardonnay is a medium-bodied, fruit forward effort that has textbook buttered apple, brioche and lemon curd aromas and flavours. It’s a good white geared for near term drinking.’

Tags: Calmel Joseph, Languedoc, Chardonnay