2015 Cuvée Fontenille Red
Black Grenache (70 %) and Syrah (30 %).
Clay, limestone and marl soils facing south. Located at the bottom of Luberon mountain.
Currently converted into organic farming. Manual harvests, early in the morning, after maturity control and berries tasting. Grapes from a selection of parcels. Rigorous green pruning from bud break to harvest (disbudding, thinning, leaf removal).
Yield of 30hl / ha, below the maximum yield allowed by the appellation (55hl / ha).
Transport of the grape harvest via vibrating trucks after a first sorting on the parcel. 2nd manual sorting on vibrating sorting table at the entrance of the winery. Destemming and then crushing before gravity incubation. Short cold pre-fermentation. Mono varietal fermentation under controlled temperature in concrete tanks and oak barrels. Post-fermentation maceration during several weeks before juices are poured and marcs pressed. Malolactic fermentation before winter in concrete tanks and / or oak barrels.
Concrete tanks and oak barrels (55hl & 75hl) for more than 12 months.
Blend of a multitude of desserts, this wine is a paradox. The nose can be compared to a superposition of several layers of aromas. Chocolate and cocoa brings an almost childish and gourmand touch. The second layer of fresh fruits (cherry, strawberry, raspberry) offers to the whole elegance and balance. In the mouth, the attack begins with delicacy before leaving room for notes of bitter chocolate and spices. No doubt, it is an adult dessert !
To contrast with this full bodied wine, it is appropriate to associate relatively powerful dishesand dare to take risk: boar auburn with chocolate and red berries, lamb roasted with thyme, roast duck with ceps ... Do not be mistaken, if this red guard knows perfectly how to marry with powerful meats, it also knows how to harmoniously accompany delicate desserts: black forest or fondant chocolate with red fruits.