Calmel & Joseph Le Gaillard Faugères

Bright cherry red. The nose is noticeably ripe with the habitual touch of graphite, garrigue, fresh mint and slightly meaty notes. The palate opens cleanly and incisively, with always the same fine-grained tannins and the characteristic richness that walks the tightrope between tension and power. Mint is present, but also thyme, aniseed, liquorice, fennel and smoky notes. This vintage has a strong personality, with a certain rustic, untamed quality but also a surprisingly elegant harmony.

Vinification: Traditionally vinified. Grapes are destemmed and sorted. The Carignan is vinified without crushing or pressing the grapes; for the Syrah, 50% of the grapes are crushed and then they are vinifed without pumping over (the cap is occasionally moistened); the Grenache is vinifed at 30 °C for one month. Malolactic fermentation occurs with the marc.

Blend: Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Carignan 20%

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Grapes Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Winery Calmel & Joseph
Country France
Region Languedoc
District Faugères
Color Red
Alcohol 14%
Organic Organic
Style Medium bodied
Vintage 2019
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