CALMEL & JOSEPH, LES ELMES, 2017

CALMEL & JOSEPH, LES ELMES, 2017

19.00

This new Cuvée Rare, with its stunning ruby red colour, comes from the exceptionally austere coastal terroir of Collioure. The nose is intense but not ostentatious, laden with red fruit, laurel, star anise and notes of humous. The palate opens incisively with bold, concentrated tannins, offering up juicy cherry, fragrant aniseed and dill, and a lovely menthol finish. This is a challenging terroir that does not give up its treasures easily, but which produces some of the most spectacular wines in the Roussillon when all the stars are aligned.

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Vintage: 2017

Country: France

Region: Languedoc

Grape Varieties: Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 10 % , Syrah 10 %

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%

Bottle size: 75cl

The grapes grow on brown shale soils and then are hand-picked, then sorted and destemmed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at 25°C. Light pumping over for 5 minutes once a day for 10 days. Vatting for one month. Malolactic fermentation under the cap. Aged in oak barrel of one white wine during 6 months