Pinot Noir "Packed with fresh, juicy red cherry and strawberry fruit" - 10/2020
"Packed with fresh, juicy red cherry and strawberry fruit" - happy to see that our Pinot Noir got the thumbs up from UK wine journalist Christine Austin, writing for the Yorkshire Post last weekend. UK wine lovers, if you're tempted to give it a whirl you can find it in Waitrose.
Small is Beautifull - Dominic Rippon for France Magazine - 08/2020
So, back to work and a great start to the week already with this article about Calmel & Joseph in the September issue of France magazine, thanks to Languedoc-based wine writer Dominic Rippon who came to visit us a few months ago. Small is beautiful? We'd have to agree with that 🙂
"Lobster and good wine" - Stockholm Kungsholmendirekt - 08/2020Read article
"Calmel & Joseph | Top producer from Languedoc" - winebusiness.nl - 07/2020
Translated from dutch : "The first acquaintance with Calmel & Joseph was a striking Picpoul de Pinet. This one and only Languedoc white appellation is the epitome of often somewhat boring wines, but Calmel & Joseph's Picpoul was fresh, aromatic and of great length."
La Madone 2017 - Wine Advocate - 07/2020
"It's undeniably modern and yet hard to resist, as waves of ripe fruit and subtel oak wash accross the palate and linger on the velvety finish."
Languedoc-Roussillon v Southern Rhône: Top wines compared by James Lawther, Decanter - 06/2020
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The oak is integrated but still present in this wine and, along with the fruit, offers dark pastel
fruit and cassis notes in a slightly exaggerated manner. The palate is round, juicy and
aromatic with finely etched tannins and an agreeable freshness. It's a well-made wine but
lacks some regional...
article from Vinothèque (Japan), Mitsuhiko Terashita - february 2020 - 02/2020
La Madone 2017: mainly composed of Grenache, notes of violet, white pepper and purple plum condense around a solid attack on the palate. Its freshness and long lingering finish make it a majestic Languedoc meditation wine. The organic conversion (started when the Estate was purchased in 2015) has allowed the emergence of this very expressive wine.
A la recherche du grand Languedoc... - La revue du vin de France - 11/2019
This month, Revue du Vin de France publishes in an article, by Pierre Citerne, about the tasting that we organized on April 15 at the Montirat estate.
We proposed a blind tasting of great wines of Languedoc and Roussillon, with the presence of a bailiff.
A dozen tasters were present. The results offered an "unexpected prize list", in which we proudly find our Madone in second place.
We recommend you to read this article without any concession which, in addition to the winners of this tasting, offers a very fair vision of the region.