“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018

The Domaine

Domaine des Jeanne was formed when Welshman Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch was introduced to winemaker Alexandre Samour, whilst sourcing the perfect rosé for his daughter’s wedding in 2011.

The Vineyard in Oppède, in the Luberon region of Provence, is situated between the mountains and the sea, close to the legendary wine-producing commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The domaine’s first harvest was in 2012, releasing their first rosé in 2013, named ‘Jeanne’ after his Mervyn’s wife and Alex’s daughter. Jeanne appropriately means ‘divine gift’, and represents the importance of family to both founders.

The Wine

Lovingly produced from grenache, syrah and clairette grape varieties, its rose petal colour precedes a red and white fruit bouquet highlighted with citrus notes; a well-balanced crisp palate, full of freshness, with a subtle fruity finale.

 

This wine works well on its own or partnered with fish, spicy foods and lamb. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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“Whispering Angel”, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2019
“Whispering Angel”, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2019
“Whispering Angel”, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2019

– It is a pale coral pink in the glass. Enticing aromas of juicy ripe strawberry, white peach, passionfruit and lemon peel permeate the nostrils. Upon the palate, it appears bone dry. Ribbons of gossamer silk texture and an enchanting slipperiness advance at just the right moment, giving way to charming and refined layers of white peach, cherry, tangerine and citrus, with hints of more exotic spices, passion fruit, and mango. White peach, dried mango, and white cherry all ride out on a wave of honey tinged with sage. Streaked with racy minerality and a lingering river-stone and pink grapefruit blossom aftertaste.

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‘Red’ offer, Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Calmel & Joseph, 2016,
‘Red’ offer, Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Calmel & Joseph, 2016,

6 Bottles for the price of 5!

Viader Vintners has worked with Domaine Calmel & Joseph for many years now and we are delighted to bring you this special offer for their Côtes de Roussillon Villages 2016.

Set in the heart of 200 uninterrupted hectares the Domaine 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.

Their ethics are to be admired;

  • An innovative Domaine : The site is perfectly adapted to the adoption of respectful agriculture and innovative techniques. Because of its isolation, the Domaine is in a unique position to try innovative methods of cultivation.
  • Organic farming methods : Putting life at the heart of the Domaine is our priority, they switched to organic farming for the entire estate. They use no chemicals, whether it be pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, but only natural products in extremely low doses such as Sulphur or tiny amounts of copper, and principally plant extracts and essences. Their work consists of re-establishing life in the soil to encourage mycorrhizae, worms, bacterial activity, fungi and insects.
  • They believe firmly in plant biodiversity.

Côtes de Roussillon Villages 2016 tasting notes:

Deep purple & red in colour, almost black. The nose is pronounced with hints of ripe red fruits, almost jammy. Cherry, fig and dried plum dominate. The attack is concentrated but soft. Natural sugar envelops soft tannins. Aromas of candied fruits cover the back of the palate. Nice balance and good length.

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Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2019

Tasting Note
Very expressive with white flowers and fruity aromas of apricot and vineyard peach, along with dried fruit and nut overtones. Straightforward, clean, full and well-balanced on the palate, with a fresh and fruity finish revealing mango and citrus overtones. The oak is subtle and very smooth. This vintage shows lovely acidic tension: elegant.

Ageing

Chardonnay are aged for three months in oak barrels (30% of the vintage).

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Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2019

Tasting Note
Deep purple red colour. This vintage is fresher than the 2013 with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, blackbery and spices. The mouth is well balanced, round and fruity. Notes of truffles and gunflint. Tannins are soft with a generous finish of spices. Very nice balance on this vintage clearly elegant.

Ageing
10% of the wine is aged for three months in oak barrels of 2 vintages. The remaining 90% is raised in tanks on fine lees.

 

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Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Gold Medal

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Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016
Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016
Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016

Deep purple red colour, almost black. The nose is pronounced with hints of ripe red fruits, almost jammy. Cherry, fig and dried plum dominate. The attack is concentrated but soft. Natural sugar envelops soft tannins. Aromas of candied fruits cover the back of the palate. Nice balance and good length.

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Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17

Beautiful cherry red hue with dark black tints. Aromas of undergrowth, garrigue and a touch of mint on the first nose. The wine is honest and clean on entry, with notes of game and mushrooms. Spicy notes of thyme, rosemary and lavender come through after the glass is swirled a few times. The tannins are prominent and reveal ripe fruit aromas. This wine has a very strong personality yet expresses itself with finesse and elegance.

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La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16

Purple-red robe. A very expressive nose that opens with notes of chocolate and spice, followed by citrus fruit and white flower aromas. There are also hints of pure fruit, reminiscent of freshly-picked, crushed grapes. On the palate this is a clean and lively wine with subtle notes of small red berries and scrubland herbs. The tannins are elegant, discreet and well-integrated. The balance and originality of this wine gives it its “cuvée rare” status.

Terroir

Clay limestone and blood-red “ruffes” soil typically found in the Terrasses du Larzac.

Jancis Robinson 201617 + / 20 : A sleeping dragon

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Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2018
Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2018
Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2018

Plummy dark fruit flavours combine with subtle toasty notes. A medium to full bodied wine, displaying smooth overtones and a lingering finish.

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Saint Chinian AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015
Saint Chinian AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015
Saint Chinian AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015

Tasting Note
This wine is made from a blend of grapes, 70% of which come from vines planted on a clay-limestone soil and 30% from vines planted on schist. Deep red hue. Intense on the nose with harmonious ripe aromas: cherries mingling with plums and slightly peaty notes. It is clean and straightforward on the palate with a nice hint of bitterness which lifts the finish which has an iodized touch. The wine is tauter than the preceding vintage. Lovely overall balance and a gorgeous tannic grain. A lovely vintage best appreciated in the next 7-8 years.

 

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Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2019
Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2019
Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2019

This wine is sourced from vineyards near the town of Beziers. Very fresh grassy Sauvignon grape character. Full rich flavour with good acidity.

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