Calmel & Joseph Chardonnay (750ml)
Cote de Roussillon
Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a negociant specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines. The resulting wines are excellent expressions of their terroirs.
The grapes are harvested in two separate passes; the first round of picking occurs in an earlier stage of ripeness to contribute freshness and acidity in the wine, then second round happens 15 days later to obtain grapes with more developed concentrated fruit and aromatics. The grapes are then destemmed, fermented in stainless steel andundergo no malolactic fermentation. Only 30% of the wine ages for three months in oak barrels.
The Villa Blanche Chardonnay has a delicate nose of white peach, dried apricots and floral notes. It is medium bodied and round in the mouth balanced fruit and acid and just a whisper of spice and oak.