Calmel & Joseph, Caramany, 2016

Calmel & Joseph, Caramany, 2016


Brilliant deep purple red in colour. The nose is opulent with notes of ripe black fruit and forest floor. In the mouth the impression is immediately one of harmony, with its silky and densely textured tannins. As in each vintage, we find notes of truffle, mocha, chocolate, black fruit like blueberry, blackcurrant and blackberry, with a glorious finish all in freshness and persistence. For those wishing to make great red wines, Caramany is truly a little corner of paradise.

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Vintage: 2016

Country: France

Region: Languedoc

Grape varieties: 40% Syrah - 30% Carignan - 30% Grenache Noir

Alcohol by Volume: 14%

Bottle size: 75cl

The terrior is gneiss and granitic sand from the mountains. Caramany overlooks the Agly dam at an altitude of 242m. Made from selected grapes grown naturally, without pesticides, in the greatest respect for the vine and its environment. These are destemmed but not crushed. The three grape varieties are blended together in the vat. 2 aerated pumping-over operations followed by light soaking of the cap during alcoholic fermentation. Slow gentle, fermentation: 3 weeks. Blending. 100% of the wine is aged for 12 months in barrels used for one white wine vintage.