Calmel & Joseph Le Sentier Pinot Noir, 2019

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Tasting Notes: Fresh cherry and pomegranate on the nose along with notes of garrigue, cinnamon and white pepper. The palate has lots of fresh summer fruits, black fig, wild cherry and lovely silky tannins.

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Vegan. Organic.

Pairing: Pepperoni pizza or a beetroot and goat's cheese salad.

More Info: In the heart of 160 uninterrupted hectares, the Domaine of Calmel and Joseph sits in a remarkable geographical position on the threshold of the Val de Dagne, at the foot of the Alaric Mountain and the Hautes Corbières.

At altitudes ranging from 240 to 300 metres, the cultivated plots are surrounded by richly diverse woodland and wild Mediterranean scrub.

The estate is a complex mix of geological and climatic influences at the confluence of the terroirs of the Corbières, Limoux, the Malpère, the Cabardès and the Minervois.

They have switched to organic farming for the entire estate. They use no chemical inputs, 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 soils to encourage mycorrhizae, worms, bacterial activity, fungi and insects.

Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place at around 25°C. Daily punching down during alcoholic fermentation and moistening of the cap towards the end of maceration. Vatting for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place after clarification in concrete vats. The wine is then aged in concrete tank and undergoes very light filtration.