Calmel and Joseph Rose (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.
This pretty pale pink rose made from Grenache gris and Grenache Noir grapes. The grapes are picked at night, in two sessions. The first harvest brings in grapes with a higher acidity level to add freshness to the wine. The grapes picked two weeks later provide ripeness of fruit, aromatics and deeper flavours. The grapes are destemmed then macerated for six hours at a cool temperature. The fine lees are added back to the wine at racking to add more structure on the palate, though the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and therefore is bright and fresh in style. It is subtle on the nose with light notes of spring flowers and aniseed. A fresh and pleasingly dry palate with flavours of red fruits and just a hint of mint and almonds on the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with Mediterranean inspired food.