2018 Calmel et Joseph Villa Blanche Languedoc Piquepoul Noir
This ancient grape variety is new to us, and when we sampled it we were pleasantly surprised. It’s planted in the Rhone Valley and Languedoc, where it is one of the oldest domestic grape varieties to the region. We think this wine has similarities to Grenache and Cabernet Franc. Spice and white pepper aromas lead to a softly tart palate.