In the heart of 200 uninterrupted hectares the Domaine Calmel & Joseph sits in a remarkable geographical position. At altitudes near to 300 metres, the cultivated plots are surrounded by richly diverse woodland and wild Mediterranean scrub.
Vineyards growing in three parts of the Languedoc wine region: Mediterranean, Oceanic and Pyrenean terroirs. Clay-limestone and gravelly soils. This gives our Sauvignon Blanc a more complex balance.
The grapes are picked at night, in two passes. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep freshness in the wine. Then 15 days later a second harvest is done, to get good concentration and varietal aromas. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 2 hours. Fermentation is temperature-controlled 14°C (no malolactic fermentation).
15% matured in new oak barrels for 3 months. 85% matured for 3 months on fine lees in stainless steel vats.
Glimmering with greenish reflections. An expressive, elegant nose with notes of citrus such as lemon and pink grapefruit and exotic fruit such as mango, evolves to embrace a trace of menthol, a hint of elderberry and a slight flintiness that completes this incredible aromatic complexity. The palate is clean and pure, with the fruit of white peach and apricot, floral notes of iris and a subtly toasted finish. Complexity and vivacity have attained supreme harmony in this wine since 2017, and our Sauvignon Blanc is meeting with increasing acclaim.
Give it a whirl with penne tossed with rocket and pesto, falafel with cucumber sauce or grilled garlic parmesan crusted scallops