Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ and ‘Villa Blanche’ Wines

28-May-2018

Laurent Calmel and Jerome Joseph run an innovative and contemporary wine operation specialising as negociants in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in central southern France. They own a domaine which produces wine, but the core of the business is working with their growers and vinifying and elevaging on site. They encourage organic viticulture and aim to make wines that are expressive of their provenance. The wines under ‘Calmel & Joseph’ are placed in different tiers, these being ‘Les Languedoc’, ‘Les Terroirs’, ‘Les Crus’, ‘Les Cuvees Rares’, and sparkling under ‘Les Effervescents’. A most interesting range is the ‘Villa Blanche’ which highlights noble and ‘ancient’ grape varieties. Here, I review three wines each from the ‘Les Terroirs’ and ‘Villa Blanche’ ranges. The ‘Les Terroirs’ are a little more traditional, whereas the ‘Villa Blanche’ are modern in style. All offer extremely good value. www.calmel-joseph.com The wines are imported into New Zealand by Wine Direct www.winedirect.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ Saint Chinian 2015
  • Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2015
  • Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ Cotes du Brian Vieux Carignan 2017
  • Villa Blanche Pays d’Oc Terret Blanc 2017
  • Villa Blanche Pays d’Herault Piquepoul Noir 2016
  • Villa Blanche Pays d’Oc Syrah 2016

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