Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay
Brilliant and limpid with a pale greenish gold hue. The aromas are particularly expressive in this rather hot vintage, with stone fruit such as apricot or vine peach, evolving to floral notes of acacia blossom and aniseed. Good balance in the mouth, fresh, fruity and round, with a delicious minerality which is the signature of this wine from one vintage to the next. Softly oaky and very harmonious finish which remains superbly fresh in spite of the heatwave conditions of the vintage. A blend from 6 different fields.
|Winery||Calmel & Joseph|
|Production Method||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 4 hours. Fermentation is termpature-controlled 15°C (no malolactic fermentation).Ageing: Chardonnay are aged for 3 months in oak barrels then bottled.|
|Ratings/Awards||Meilleur Chardonnay du Monde, Gold Medal: Top 10 among more than 700 Chardonnay|