Calmel & Joseph - Ams tram gram Grande Cuvée Cérès 2018
Calmel & Joseph – Ams tram gram - Grande Cuvée Cérès 2018 (88 TSW)
Blend of 30% Grenache noir, 20% Mourvèdre and 50% Cinsault.
A rosé wine with an excellent price, quality range.
If I have to believe the weather forecast then the summer is long gone. We tasted this rose from the Languedoc on our wine club's summer barbecue. We were all pleasantly surprised! Summer in a bottle. Available in NL at voordeelwijnen
The warm, sunny climate with low rainfall is typically Mediterranean. Winters are mild, the summers hot, and regular dry periods allow the grapes to ripen perfectly.
The harvest dates are chosen in order to obtain perfect balance. The Cinsault and the Mourvèdre grapes are picked according to their vivacity, whilst the Grenache is harvested at optimum ripeness. Total destemming is followed by maceration at 15°C for two hours then temperature - controlled fermentation at 16°C. Fine lees are added at the moment of racking before alcoholic fermentation to add structure and complexity to the palate. There is no malolactic fermentation.
In the glass a bright pink color.
On the medium nose delicate aromas of pineapple, mango and fresh red fruits with hints of white pepper.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice balance and acidity. Flavours of papaya, mint and red fruits. Nice round mouthfeel and freshness.
To pair with salads and light fish dishes or as aperitif.