Calmel & Joseph, Minervois, 2016

Calmel & Joseph, Minervois, 2016


Intense, gleaming purple red. The nose is powerful and opulent, packed with red fruit, fresh grape and the fragrance of the garrigue. Beautifully mouth-filling, with tannins which can almost be qualified as ‘sweet’ that are so characteristic of this terroir. Notes of cherry, some redcurrant and the freshness of aniseed and menthol complete the palette of this Minervois that possesses all the elegance of the appellation, but whose powerful personality makes a big impression.

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Vintage: 2016

Country: France

Region: Launguedoc

Grape varieties: 50 % Syrah, 30 % Grenache Noir, 20 % Carignan

Alcohol by volume: 14%

Bottle size: 75cl

Clay-limestone. Manual harvest with strict selection. Traditional vinification with light pumping over in the early stage of the fermentation, followed by a month in tank. Fermentation temperatures are kept at around 28°C. Aged for one year in tank on fine lees.