Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a maison de négoce specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs.
Free of all certification labels, their viticultural and vinification practices are natural and environmentally friendly. The Joseph & Calmel range comes from a rigorous selection of vineyards, with a particular focus on very cool terroirs (often on the very edge of wine growing areas).
Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay has very expressive aromas with stone fruit such as apricot or peach, evolving to floral notes of acacia blossom and aniseed. It is well balanced on the palate with fresh, fruity and round notes and a delicious minerality which is the signature of this wine from one vintage to the next. It is softly oaky and has a very harmonious finish which remains superbly fresh. The Chardonnay is aged for three months in oak barrels then bottled.