Picpoul de Pinet 'Villa Blanche' Calmel & Joseph 2019
Picpoul de Pinet ‘Villa Blanche’ Calmel & Joseph is one of the best examples of the Piquepoul grape from the famous Languedoc region. It is the very definition of a fresh, dry white wine with elderflower, citrus, pineapple, apple and saline notes. The wine is aged for 3 months on its lees which gives it some added texture and helps remove the characteristic fizz which is often associated with this style of wine.
Calmel and Joseph is brilliant operation based just south of Carcasonne in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon region. Laurent Calmel is Oenologist par excellence and Jerome Joseph is businessman extraordinaire. Together they have created a negociant business model more associated with Burgundy than southern France. They own and farm some of their own vineyards and work with a large number of growers to produce modern Languedoc Roussillon wines under several brands. Top blokes, top wine.